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).


 IBM BlueGene/Q system JUQUEEN at JSC Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich Hazel Hen, the CRAY XC40-System of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), delivers a peak performance of 7.42 Petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second). Copyright: Boris Lehner for HLRS

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

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