As the number of on-site and remote collaborators continues to increase, the demands on the DIII-D National Program's computational infrastructure have become more severe. This infrastructure continues to evolve to keep pace with this every increasing demand.
The DIII-D computing environment consists of:
- Real-time systems controlling the tokamak, auxiliary heating systems, and diagnostics
- Systems acquiring experimental data from instrumentation
- Major data analysis server nodes performing short term and long term data access and analysis
- Systems to manage and serve data to the international community
- Systems providing mechanisms for remote collaboration
- Systems that disseminate information over with world wide web.
To carry out these diverse computer tasks, computer scientists within the DIII-D program collaborate with their colleagues at other fusion facilities as well as computer scientists who are not traditionally aligned with fusion research. This teaming is international in scope and includes universities, laboratories, and private companies. Organizations interested in exploring potential collaborations are encouraged to contact DIII-D Director Tony Taylor.