The Cactus Framework and Computational Toolkit provides an parallel, collaborative, component framework for the Einstein Toolkit. Cactus was developed by the numerical relativity community but now supports scientific applications in different disciplines. The Cactus Computational Toolkit is a set of thorns that provide general capabilities used by the Einstein Toolkit such as I/O, coordinates and boundary conditions. Distribution: The Cactus Framework is distributed under an open source license from the Cactus website http://www.cactuscode.org
The Einstein Toolkit component list contains the locations of the source code and associated tools for simulations, including Cactus thorns. The component list is
written using the Component Retrieval Language and can be checked out using the GetComponents
tools. Distribution: https://github.com/gridaphobe/CRL/raw/ET_2016_11/
The simulation factory includes configuration and batch script files for compiling and running simulations using the Cactus code on many different architectures. Additional capabilities provide for management of simulations, simplifying checkpoint & restart, and remote use of machines. The Einstein Consortium have selected the simulation factory as the default mechanism for supporting the easy use of Cactus on heterogeneous resources. Distribution: Bitbucket git repository: https://bitbucket.org/simfactory/simfactory2(ET_2016_11 branch)
Code for the centrally supported Cactus thorns in the Einstein Toolkit. Additional thorns are maintained in external repositories with open access. Distribution: Bitbucket: Cactuscode and Einstein Toolkit. Some components are also living in the Einstein Toolkit SVN repository, an overview of which is here, but includes also components that now moved to Bitbucket: https://svn.einsteintoolkit.org/cactus/
Example Cactus code parameter files for Einstein Toolkit beginners. Simple examples are provided for a Kerr-Schild black hole, a binary black hole coalescence, and a static TOV star. See the documentation for information on how to run these on the QueenBee 2 machine. Distribution: Cactuscode and EinsteinToolkit (choose ET_2016_11 branch for both).