The Simulation Factory provides an abstraction over the process of running simulations using the Cactus Computational Toolkit. It handles building Cactus on a variety of supercomputers as well as submitting Cactus jobs to their queuing systems. It contains a machine database with configuration information for many of the High Performance Computing (HPC) resources commonly used with Cactus.

It is assumed that you already have a Cactus source directory which you want to use with SimFactory. If you don’t, then you might want to follow the Cactus download instructions.