Guillaume Latu

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We have designed a fast parallel simulator that solves the acoustic wave equation on a GPU cluster. Solving the acoustic wave equation in an oil exploration industrial context aims at speeding up seismic modeling and Reverse Time Migration. We consider a finite difference approach on a regular mesh, in both 2D and 3D cases. The acoustic wave equation is(More)
A method for computing the numerical solution of Vlasov type equations on massively parallel computers is presented. In contrast with Particle In Cell methods which are known to be noisy, the method is based on a semi-Lagrangian algorithm that approaches the Vlasov equation on a grid of phase space. As this kind of method requires a huge computational(More)
We are interested in solving the Vlasov equation used to describe collective effects in plasmas. This non-linear partial differential equation coupled with Maxwell equation describes the time evolution of the particle distribution in phase space. The numerical solution of the full three-dimensional Vlasov-Maxwell system represents a considerable challenge(More)
This work is devoted to the numerical simulation of the Vlasov equation using a phase space grid. In contrast to Particle-In-Cell (PIC) methods, which are known to be noisy, we propose a semi-Lagrangian-type method to discretize the Vlasov equation in the two-dimensional phase space. As this kind of method requires a huge computational effort, one has to(More)
The purpose of this work is simulation of magnetised plasmas in the ITER project framework. In this context, kinetic Vlasov-Poisson like models are used to simulate core turbulence in the tokamak in a toroidal geometry. This leads to heavy simulations because a 6D dimensional problem has to be solved, even if reduced to a 5D in so called gyrokinetic models.(More)