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Whisky Retreat V - December 17-18th 2009


A two day meeting dedicated to discuss the present status and future development of the Whisky code was held at the University of Southampton and organized by the local GR group .


The local contact was Ian Hawke (I.Hawke_at_soton.ac.uk).


The meeting took place in the Nuffield Theatre (Building 6) of the Highfield Campus of the University. Useful locations are marked on the map below.

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Getting here

Southampton Airport is a short bus ride from the campus. However, it serves only a limited number of destinations. The best alternative airports are London Heathrow (about 2 hours by coach, direct, or 2 hours by train, must change) or London Gatwick (about 2 hours by train, direct, or over 3 hours by coach, must change). There is a coach stop at the University. The train stations at the Airport and in town are both about 15 minutes by bus.


Most likely places to look at are the Highfield House Hotel and the Elizabeth House Hotel.


Likely to be somewhat fluid and still up for discussion. However, expect discussions and work on

  • Improving the EOS support
  • Improving the multiblock and AMR support
  • Improving MHD algorithms
  • Approximating radiation transport and leakage
  • Higher order methods
  • Visualization
  • Scaling and optimization.
The draft program follows.

Participants and dates


As mentioned in the summary notes, some pictures from the retreat.

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