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Within CompBioMed, Palabos is used for Cardio-vascular simulations.
Palabos is a general library for fluid flow simulation with the lattice Boltzmann method.
Scientific articles and documentation
Palabos user’s guide
Programming language: C++
Dependencies: MPI. Needs Python for compilation.
Memory requirements: Typical run, cardio-vascular: 200 GB of ram, distributed.
Disk requirements: Parallel I/O is not a strict requirement, but important for large runs.
Type of software license
Open-source licence AGPLv3.0.
Performance and HPC profile
Systems on which the software is deployed
Cluster-type parallel computers of UniGe and CADMOS.
Type of parallelism: MPI
Scalability: Typical runs 1e2 cores. Large runs 1e5+ cores.
Mode of operation
Single parallel runs.
I/O, as relevant to CompBioMed Application Pipeline
Format: STL geometry files.
Format: Own format, vtk.
Used by: Paraview, VisIt.
Disk use: Typical cardio-vascular run: 2 TB (mostly for checkpointing).