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Parallelization of a Vlasov–Maxwell solver in four-dimensional phase space
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
2009 (English)In: Parallel Computing, ISSN 0167-8191, Vol. 35, no 2, 109-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a parallelized algorithm for solving the time-dependent Vlasov–Maxwell system of equations in the four-dimensional phase space (two spatial and velocity dimensions). One Vlasov equation is solved for each particle species, from which charge and current densities are calculated for the Maxwell equations. The parallelization is divided into two different layers. For the first layer, each plasma species is given its own processor group. On the second layer, the distribution function is domain decomposed on its dedicated resources. By separating the communication and calculation steps, we have met the design criteria of good speedup and simplicity in the implementation.

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2009. Vol. 35, no 2, 109-115 p.
Keyword [en]
Vlasov–Maxwell system; Spectral method; Transpose method
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24985DOI: 10.1016/j.parco.2008.11.002OAI: diva2:228475
Available from: 2009-08-02 Created: 2009-08-02 Last updated: 2011-12-02Bibliographically approved

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