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EU Fusion for ITER Applications

EU Fusion for ITER Applications

Objective

ITER is the next generation of fusion devices and is intended to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion as a sustainable energy source for the future. To exploit the full potential of the device and to guarantee optimal operation for the device a high degree of physics modelling and simulation is needed already in the current construction phase of the ITER project. First principles modelling tools that are needed for an adequate description of the underlying physics cover both a wide range of timescales and spatial orderings and are in general very demanding from a computational point of view. Current modelling activities relies on local or national computational resources and an improved access to computing infrastructures will be instrumental in advancing a pan-European modelling activity for ITER to a very competitive status in relation to the ITER partners.
The EUFORIA project will provide a comprehensive framework and infrastructure for core and edge transport and turbulence simulation, linking grid and High Performance Computing (HPC), to the fusion modelling community.
The project will enhance the modelling capabilities for ITER and DEMO sized plasmas through the adaptation, optimization and integration of a set of critical applications for edge and core transport modelling targeting different computing paradigms as needed (serial and parallel grid computing and HPC). Deployment of both a grid service and a High Performance computing services are essential to the project. A novel aspect is the dynamic coupling and integration of codes and applications running on a set of heterogeneous platforms into a single coupled framework through a workflow engine a mechanism needed to provide the necessary level integration in the physics applications. This strongly enhances the integrated modelling capabilities of fusion plasmas and will at the same time provide new computing infrastructure and tools to the fusion community in general.

Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

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41296 Goeteborg

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 430 700

Administrative Contact

Ingrid Eriksson (Mrs)

Participants (15)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 354 246

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 116 045

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 338 000

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 536 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 349 500

CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

ABO AKADEMI

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 272 148

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 113 107

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 193 682

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 174 000

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 596 572

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211804

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 660 379

  • EU contribution

    € 3 650 000

Coordinated by:

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden