Committee Meeting & Debugging

Committee Meeting

I had my second committee meeting this week and it went well. The committee had good suggestions on what to do next and so I’m going to work on that.

MHD Debugging

I started digging into bugs in MHD in Cholla. Starting with a simulation using constant values and zero magnetic field I found an issue in the Y edges of the Z magnetic field. I traced that issue back to the PCM (Piecewise Constant Method) reconstruction and did find some off-by-one bugs there but fixing them didn’t fix the issue so I went back to the drawing board. Currently I think I’m getting some weird synchronization issues between CPU and GPU because checking the CT electric fields on GPU gives different answers than copying to CPU and printing them. I’m also getting unexpected early termination when using the exit function. The HLLD solver might be at fault but if so I would expect the issues to show when I print the CT fields out on the half time step update but they’re only showing errors on the full time step update. More digging into this is required.

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