Resources & Utilities


The Center for Subsurface Modeling is well-placed to take advantage of the wide array of facilities provided through ICES (Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences), TACC (Texas Advanced Computer Center) and other organizations. These resources include:

We would like to acknowledge the following companies for providing free access to their softwares for academic research:

  • Computer Modelling Group – CMG-GEM, CMG-STARS
  • Schlumberger – Petrel, Eclipse
  • Science Soft – S3GRAF
  • Program Development Co – Grid Pro

Texas Advanced Computing Center


Partial Differential Equations

This website offers numerous pointers to public codes (in C, C++, F77, F90 and Matlab) for solving ordinary and partial differential equations:

The MGNet website centralizes resources on multigrid/multilevel methods:

Our postdoctoral fellow Wolfgang Bangerth at CSM is the principal author and maintainer one of the finite element library deal.II:

UG is a versatile software developed at the University of Heidelberg. Part of their main developers Gabriel Wittum, Klaus Johannsen and Juergen Geiser are in collaboration with CSM in solving interesting multiphase flow/medical application problems with UG:

Finite Element ToolKit (FEtk) is a parallel adaptive multilevel tools for solving coupled system of PDEs and integral equations. Our postdoctoral fellow Burak Aksoylu is one of the contributors to FEtk:

Linear Algebra

The best source of linear systems associated to practical applications:

The matrix computation toolbox by Nicholas Higham:

This website offers numerous pointers to public codes (in C, C++, F77, F90 and Matlab) for solving linear algebra problems:

A toolkit for sparse matrix computations written by Y. Saad:


James Spall has organized handy and interesting material related to his book on Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization: Estimation, Simulation and Control:

One of the best web sites for accessing a wide list of resources on global optimization:

Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences at the University of Bergen links on global optimization:

Marquette University offers a wide list of resources on global optimization:

The most popular and excellent structure guide for optimization (NEOS guide):


INEEL shows an instrumented filed with more than 500 sensors on a site located in a abandoned gold mine at South Dakota:

HPF Computing

The Datacutter is a Grid computing tool that allows the management of large data sets and it was cornerstone in the development of information technologies for the instrumented oilfield in the NSF-ITR project. Developed by our partners (Joel Saltz, Tahsin Kurc, Umit Catalyurek, Alan Sussman, among others) from the The Ohio State University and the University of Maryland:

Manish Parashar has been a close CSM collaborator in the development of IPARS for several years and under the current NSF-ITR project. He has developed an efficient set of HPC tools for that purpose (e.g., Discover, MACE, Grace/DAGH, among others). Check his personal website:

Distributed matrix toolkits written in JAVA for solving scientific computing problems:

The PETSc website offers a high performance library for solving PDEs and general linear algebra problems:

Pointers to several resources in HPC:

One of the main Grid computing resources site:


One of the main resources for latex styles and utilities:


The Chalmers University of Technology at Sweden has put together a nice material for computational and mathematical modeling:

Nick Trefethen has centralized important numerical packages and resources:

The guide to mathematical software (GAMS):

An extensive pointer compilation of mathematical software:

The must-pointer to numerical software (Netlib):

Engineering/scientific resources in Linux by the IEEE:

A nice source of geoscience e-literature