NIST Hosts Micromagnetic Software Workshop
On August 18, 2000, more than a dozen users of micromagnetic software developed at NIST gathered at the computing facilities of MSEL's Center for Computational and Theoretical Materials Science for a one-day workshop. Michael Donahue and Donald Porter, both of the ITL Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division, led the workshop for users of their micromagnetic software, the Object-Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework (OOMMF). Topics included advanced techniques for specifying micromagnetic problems, using OOMMF to investigate dynamic effects in micromagnetics, and the use of a batch system to control large numbers of micromagnetic simulations.
Workshop participants from McGill University, University of New Orleans, and Washington University gave presentations on how they have used OOMMF to support their micromagnetic research work. Each presenter also contributed ideas about how OOMMF could be improved to suit their needs more effectively.
The workshop concluded with the first public demonstration of the OOMMF eXtensible Solver (OXS). OXS is the first OOMMF component capable of full three-dimensional micromagnetic calculations. OXS has been designed to allow researchers in micromagnetics to extend OOMMF with their own models of micromagnetic effects.
More detailed information about the workshop is available.