LinkLength (bolshoi.linklength)

The table has 6 rows, 4 columns.


Overview on levels for FOF groups and corresponding linking lengths (for FOF, FOF1 – FOF5 tables)


In order to properly acknowledge our efforts, we request the following paragraph to be included in the "Acknowledgements" section of any publication which makes use of the simulation data above via the CosmoSim or MultiDark database:

Acknowledgements – Database

The CosmoSim database used in this paper is a service by the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). The MultiDark database was developed in cooperation with the Spanish MultiDark Consolider Project CSD2009-00064.

Acknowledgements – Simulations

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. ( and the Partnership for Advanced Supercomputing in Europe (PRACE, for funding the MultiDark simulation project by providing computing time on the GCS Supercomputer SuperMUC at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ, The Bolshoi simulations have been performed within the Bolshoi project of the University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC) and were run at the NASA Ames Research Center.

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Name Type UCD Unit Description
level short meta.main

number of level as used for database ids

linklength double pos.distance h-1.Mpc

linking length in Mpc/h

linklength_rel double pos.distance

relative linking length

levelinfile int meta.main

level number as used in the original file names