MODEST stands for MOdeling DEnse STellar systems, and is a loosely
knit collaboration between various groups working in stellar dynamics,
stellar evolution, and stellar hydrodynamics. Our aim is to provide a
software framework for large scale simulations of dense stellar
systems, in which existing codes for dynamics, stellar evolution, and
hydrodynamics can be easily coupled. The web site presents up-to-date
information about our efforts to combine stellar evolution and
hydrodynamic codes directly with N-body simulations, and gives
pointers to various projects in progress.
Links to the MODEST home page and working groups appear at
The MANYBODY web site offers the open source software environments
NEMO and STARLAB, for setting up, running, and analyzing large-scale
simulations in stellar dynamics, along with the PARTIVIEW
visualization package. We also provide links to the GRAPE
(GRAvitational PipelinE) project, creating special purpose hardware
for stellar dynamics, at speeds approaching 100 Teraflops.