DUNE, the Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment is a modular toolbox for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) with grid-based methods. It supports the easy implementation of methods like Finite Elements (FE), Finite Volumes (FV), and also Finite Differences (FD).
DUNE is free software licensed under the GPL (version 2) with a so called “runtime exception” (see license). This licence is similar to the one under which the libstdc++ libraries are distributed. Thus it is possible to use DUNE even in proprietary software.
The underlying idea of DUNE is to create slim interfaces allowing an efficient use of legacy and/or new libraries. Modern C++ programming techniques enable very different implementations of the same concept (i.e. grids, solvers, …) using a common interface at a very low overhead. Thus DUNE ensures efficiency in scientific computations and supports high-performance computing applications.
We are happy to announce that the proceedings of the third Dune user meeting, held in 2015, have been published in archives of numerical software. You can find all ten papers in the current issue of the magazine.
Please note that we are currently working on a print edition and will let you know once it is available.
We would like to thank all authors and referees for their valuable work.
As a second gift for christmas, we cordially invite all of our users to the 2017 Dune User Meeting to be held at Heidelberg University on March 13-14, 2017. The meeting is intended as an opportunity for the Dune users to present their work, meet the developers, get into fruitful discussion and foster future collaborations.
For more detailed information and registration, check the event website.
Also, the Dune developer meeting will be held at the same venue on March 15th.
Dune 2.5.0 has been
released as an early Christmas gift. You can download the tarballs,
v2.5.0 tag via Git, or get prebuilt packages from
Included in the release are the core modules (dune-common, dune-geometry, dune-grid, dune-grid-howto, dune-istl, dune-localfunctions) and several modules from the staging area (dune-functions, dune-typetree, dune-uggrid).
Many deprecated features have been removed, including the Autotools build
SGrid; some features have been
moved to new extension modules (for example dune-alugrid and dune-grape).
Dune now also requires a compiler supporting C++11 and parts of C++14 (as
supported by gcc 4.9). Please refer to the release notes for a more
detailed listing of what has changed in the new release.