2018 Rayleigh Tutorial & Hackathon

Boulder, Colorado

2018 Rayleigh Workshop

I. Tutorial: September 15 

II. Development Workshop: September 16-19

University of Colorado

Boulder, Colorado


The 2018 Rayleigh Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado following GTP 2018. Rayleigh is designed for the study of MHD turbulence and convection in spherical (and soon Cartesian) geometries using a pseudo-spectral approach and runs efficiently on O(10^5) cores.  The software is freely available and may be downloaded from its CIG software page [download].

The workshop consists of TWO SEPARATE EVENTS:

I. TUTORIAL: 15 September 2018.

The Introduction to Rayleigh Workshop will introduce new users to running the Rayleigh code.

Limit: 25 participants.

II. DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: 16-19 September 2018.

The Rayleigh Development Workshop will:

    • Introduce current users to the parallel design and algorithmic structure of Rayleigh so that they may modify the code effectively.   
    • Establish collaborations on short-term development tasks.   For example, such tasks might include the design of robust methods for reading in custom reference-state profiles,  implementation of new diagnostic outputs,  development of data visualization pipelines and routines, and improvement of documentation.
    • Establish work flows for contributing to the repository.
    • Establish a core-development team that is authorized to approve changes to the code moving forward.  
    • Establish long-term objectives for the continued development of Rayleigh.

Limit: 20 participants

You can apply to attend one or both events.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please email us to check on space availability.

Notification of Acceptance Begins: August 1, 2018


Nick Featherstone, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jon Aurnou, UC Los Angeles
Wolfgang Bangerth, Colorado State University
Lorraine Hwang, UC Davis
Ryan Orvedahl, University of Colorado, Boulder
CIG Geodynamo Working Group

Workshop Information

Tutorial: Saturday, 15 September 2018 - ALL DAY

Development Workshop: Sunday-Wednesday, 16-19 September 2018

The Development Workshop begins informally on Sunday morning with an optional hike.  Participants are invited to gather in the evening for informal discussions on objectives.


The workshop will be hosted a on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Please see the Logistics page for more details as the event approaches


Participants must apply to attend either or both events. Registration does not guarantee acceptance to either event. 

Limited support is available for lodging.  Please let us know if you need help with transportation expenses.

All registrants must apply for support for Workshop Fees.  




This workshop is jointly hosted by the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics with support from JILA and the  University of Colorado. 


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