Roman Hatzky

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A global plasma turbulence simulation code, ORB5, is presented. It solves the gyrokinetic electrostatic equations including zonal flows in axisymmetric magnetic geometry. The present version of the code assumes a Boltzmann electron response on magnetic surfaces. It uses a Particle-In-Cell (PIC), δf scheme, 3D cubic B-splines finite elements for the field(More)
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For support of the world-wide ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project [1], large scale numerical simulations will be a necessity. Plasma turbulence simulations play a key role for the design, construction and optimization of the necessary fusion devices. The simulations will be so compute and memory intensive that applications must(More)
A supercomputing hyper-grid spanning two continents was created to move a step towards interoperability of leading grids. A dedicated network connection was established between DEISA, the leading European supercomputing grid, and TeraGrid, the leading American supercomputing grid. Both grids have adopted the approach of establishing a common, high(More)
The particle-in-cell code ORB5 is a global gyrokinetic turbulence simulation code in tokamak geometry. It has been developed at CRPP, Lausanne, Switzerland, with major contributions from IPP, Garching, Germany, and IPP, Greifswald, Germany, under a long-standing collaboration. The code ORB5 solves the gyrokinetic equations in the whole plasma core,(More)
In this paper, we present global nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations including finite βe effects and collisions in tokamak geometry. Global electromagnetic simulations using conventional δf particle in cell methods are very demanding, with respect to numerical resources, in order to correctly describe the evolution of the non-adiabatic part of the electron(More)
In the case of adiabatic electrons the gyrokinetic field equation for the electrostatic potential includes an averaging operator acting on flux surfaces. For realistic three-dimensional configurations, as e.g. in stellarator devices, the discretisation of this integro-differential equation leads to very large nearly dense matrices (full matrix approach)(More)