OPtimized mulTI-fluid plasMA Solver (OPTIMAS) project accepted by PRACE HPC
The project goal will be to optimize COOLFluiD for running massively parallel multi-fluid magnetized plasma simulations on >100,000 CPU-cores. To this end, PRACE HPC has granted to Dr. Andrea Lani (PI of the project), Alejandro Laguna (PhD) and their collaborators at KU Leuven and University La Laguna expert assistance and a 6-month access (1/2 million CPU/hours) to two of the most powerful HPC systems in Europe:
• Hazel Hen, a CRAY XC40 system at Gauss/HLRS, hosting 185,088 compute cores
• JUQUEEN, a IBM BlueGene/Q system at Gauss/JCC hosting 458,752 compute cores
respectively having a ranking of 14 and 19 in TOP500 list, a project improving and renewing the Mannheim supercomputer statistics (https://www.top500.org).
Within the project, Dr. Lani and co-workers will collaborate with HPC application experts at HLRS and NSC Linköping University's supercomputing centers.
Updates will be posted on: https://github.com/andrealani/COOLFluiD/wiki
Using the same COOLFluiD solver, Alejandro Laguna and Andrea Lani have also recently co-authored a paper on the prestigious Astrophysical Journal (5.909 as 2015 impact factor), together with KU Leuven collaborators:
Yana G. Maneva, Alejandro Alvarez Laguna, Andrea Lani, and Stefaan Poedts: “Multi-fluid Modeling of Magnetosonic Wave Propagation in the Solar Chromosphere: Effects of Impact Ionization and Radiative Recombination”, The Astrophysical Journal, February 2017, Volume 836, Number 2, http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aa5b83/meta
Preprint version available here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1611.08439.pdf