Parallel simulation of radio-frequency plasma dischargesFunded under: FP3-FUSION 11C
The 1D particle-in-cell and Monte Carlo collision code XPDP1 is used to model radio-frequency argon plasma discharges. The code runs faster on a single-user parallel system called MUSIC than on a CRAY-YMP. The low cost of the MUSIC system allows 24 hours per day use and the simulation results are available one to two orders of magnitude faster than with a supercomputer shared with other users. The parallelisation strategy and its implementation are discussed. Very good agreement is found between simulation and measurements done in an experimental argon discharge.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the 6th Joint EPS-APS International Conference on Physics Computing, Lugano, Switzerland, August 22-26, 1994, pp. 183-186
Record Number: 199510214 / Last updated on: 1995-02-21
Original language: en
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