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The 3D ideal magnetohydrodynamic stablity program TERPSICHORE has been developed to investigate and optimise magnetic plasma confinement configurations. The principal goal is to identify attractive fusion reactor devices. The vast parameter space that must be explored requires very efficient programming on vector-parallel computers, a task that TERPSICHORE has demonstrated with an almost 2 Gigaflop performance on an 8 processor Cray YMP machine.

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Authors: ANDERSON D V, NERSC, Livermore, California (US);COOPER W A ET AL., Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);SCHWENN U, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: EPFL Supercomputing Review, Nov. 91 (1991) No.3 pp. 29-32
Record Number: 199111651 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en