Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 1–59 | Cite as

Fusion Simulation Project Workshop Report

  • Arnold Kritz
  • David Keyes
Review Paper


The mission of the Fusion Simulation Project is to develop a predictive capability for the integrated modeling of magnetically confined plasmas. This FSP report adds to the previous activities that defined an approach to integrated modeling in magnetic fusion. These previous activities included a Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee panel that was charged to study integrated simulation in 2002. The report of that panel [Journal of Fusion Energy 20, 135 (2001)] recommended the prompt initiation of a Fusion Simulation Project. In 2003, the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences formed a steering committee that developed a project vision, roadmap, and governance concepts [Journal of Fusion Energy 23, 1 (2004)]. The current FSP planning effort involved 46 physicists, applied mathematicians and computer scientists, from 21 institutions, formed into four panels and a coordinating committee. These panels were constituted to consider: Status of Physics Components, Required Computational and Applied Mathematics Tools, Integration and Management of Code Components, and Project Structure and Management. The ideas, reported here, are the products of these panels, working together over several months and culminating in a 3-day workshop in May 2007.


Integrated modeling High performance computing Magnetic confinement ITER 

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© U.S. Government 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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