Parallel Computing

The General Atomics (GA) Theory Group has expertise in solving problems in a variety of computing platforms including customized leadership class computers with petaflop computing speed and beyond, massively parallel computer (MPP) clusters that provide large capacity, economical computing power, Linux servers, and desktop computers.

Principle microturbulence codes that fully utilize the speed of the leadership class computers are examples of GA codes. These codes take advantage of unique features from different classes of computers, including first physics-based transport codes, which run efficiently on MPP clusters.

Integrated codes model t a reduced-level the interactions between different physics components. These codes run on dedicated Linux platforms. Most post-processing of data is done on desktop computers using commercial or customized visualization and data management software.