Workshop talk on Beatbox: Biophysically and Anatomically Realistic Cardiac Simulations

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | 10:22

I'm just preparing to give a talk, along with my colleague Mario, at the Beatbox workshop being held at Manchester University this week. Beatbox is an HPC environment for Biophysically and Anatomically Realistic Cardiac Simulations that is designed to allow users to undertake heart simulations without having to write their own codes. Beatox provides a scripting language, along with a range of pre-developed devices, to enable users to fully construct system models of the heart and undertake in silico investigations of cardiac behaviour. Beatbox utilises a finite element approach, using an explicit solver, to enable large-scale models to be simulated at multiple scales.

Resonant drift pacing of scroll waves in a rabbit ventricle

 

EPCC has been working with the Beatbox group to improve the software quality and parallel performance, and we are collaborating in this workshop to help users get the best performance for their simulations on modern HPC architectures, including helping with access to HECToR.

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Adrian Jackson, EPCC