SC14 New Orleans, LA

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Visualization of Particle Beam Simulations in the IFMIF Accelerator.


Authors: Bruno Thooris (CEA Saclay and Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe), Phu-Anh-Phi Nghiem (CEA Saclay and Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe), Daniel Pomarède (CEA Saclay and Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe)

Abstract: Using the SDvision 3D visualization software developed within the framework of IDL Object Graphics at CEA/IRFU, we have visualized the travel of particles in the IFMIF-LIPAc accelerator. IFMIF (Internal Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility) is a Europe-Japan joint project aiming at constructing an accelerator-based neutron source, the world's most intense one, dedicated to study materials that must withstand the intense neutron flux coming from the fusion plasma of future Tokamaks. Tokamaks are the nuclear fusion reactors capable of producing energy in a similar way as in the Sun's core. Simulations visualized here were made with a million macroparticles. To ensure that beam losses do not exceed 1W/m in the high energy part, simulations with 4,000,000,000 particles were performed, which lasted several weeks using fifty processors in parallel. Stereoscopic video sequences in 3D were achieved at IRFU and a 15-minute movie has been realized for outreach purposes.

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