COAST COmputational ASTrophysics
Numerical Simulations in Astrophysics
COAST  COmputational ASTrophysics

The COAST project logo showing results of cosmological simulation.

 Web site of the COAST project



       The COAST project is a DAPNIA program of high performances computing in astrophysics. It includes developments of codes, numerical methods, visualization tools, distributed databases, optimization and parallelization methods.
 The COAST team meets physicists from the 'Simulations Numériques' laboratory of the DAPNIA/SAp (Service d'Astrophysique) and engineers from the LILAS (laboratoire d'ingénierie logiciel pour les applications scientifiques) of the DAPNIA/SEDI. COAST is involved in national  (Horizon, Magnet, Sinerghy, Odalisc) or international (Stars) collaborations.
These collaborations allow the COAST members to share expertise in different domains of astrophysics, geophysics or plasma physics with physicists or engineers coming from other laboratories and scientific communities.
Resources can also be put together, either for hardware or for software: tools are developed and used in common especially for data handling, databases and visualization.
Collaborations are very important for the COAST members by giving them the opportunities of fruitful cross exchanges with the other labs and for allowing to show their research job outside the Saclay lab, in other labs in France or abroad and also on the Web.   






Service d'Astrophysique
Batiment 709
Orme des Merisiers
Centre CEA de Saclay


Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon
Mathématiques Appliquées Bordeaux I
Centre pour l'Etude des Laseres Intenses et Applications (Bordeaux I)
Institut Laser Plasma
Laboratory of Computational Dynamics (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico (Mexico)




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