Parallelization of gridless finite-size-particle plasma simulation codes

  • S. Briguglio
  • G. Vlad
  • G. Fogaccia
  • B. Di Martino
Track C2: Computational Science
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1593)


The main features of gridless finite-size-particle (FSP) codes are discussed, from the point of view of the performances that can be obtained, with respect both to the spatial-resolution level and the efficiency of parallel particle simulations. It is shown that such codes are particularly suited for particle-decomposition parallelization on distributed-memory architectures, as they present a strong reduction, in comparison with particle-in-cell (PIC) codes, of the memory and computational offsets related to storing and updating the replicated fluctuating-field arrays.


Domain Decomposition Spatial Grid Empty Symbol Plasma Simulation Memory Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Briguglio
    • 1
  • G. Vlad
    • 1
  • G. Fogaccia
    • 1
  • B. Di Martino
    • 1
  1. 1.Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.R. FrascatiFrascati, RomeItaly

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