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SpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available

Date: 06/05/2015

SpinWaveGenie on Gitter

A new computational tool for carrying out spin wave calculations is available for download. While developing spin wave models to characterize magnetic interactions in materials, we have looked for opportunities to abstract and automate large portions of this analysis and modeling process. By collecting and connecting these generic pieces in a software library, we have substantially reduced the time to complete one of these calculations. We believe SpinWaveGenie contains several features that help it stand out among competing solutions:

  • Performant. SpinWaveGenie is written in C++ using many C++11 features. Linear algebra operations utilize the Eigen library and the code is parallelized over Q-points using the Intel Threading Building Blocks.
  • Extensible. New interactions can easily be added by inheriting an abstract base class. Additional post-processing effects can be added via composition.
  • Post-processing. Convolute your model calculation with a resolution function and/or integrate each data point over a region in reciprocal space.
  • Cross-platform. Our continuous integration platform builds on both linux and OS X. A Homebrew formula and RPM package simplify user installation.
  • Free. SpinWaveGenie and all of its dependencies are freely available and open source.

Over the past few months we have been working to make SpinWaveGenie available to the wider community. We have moved to a public GitHub repository and tagged release v0.1.1.
Installation instructions are on the repository’s wiki. The SpinWaveGenie wiki also contains many examples to help new users get started and continues to grow as we use SpinWaveGenie to model new materials. To facilitate communication amongst users and developers, we have created a public Gitter chatroom. We hope you will try SpinWaveGenie, send us feedback and consider making contributions to this open source project.

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