Parallelized Vlasov-Fokker-Planck solver for desktop personal computers

@inproceedings{Schnfeldt2017ParallelizedVS,
  title={Parallelized Vlasov-Fokker-Planck solver for desktop personal computers},
  author={Patrik Sch{\"o}nfeldt and Miriam Brosi and Markus Schwarz and Johannes Leonard Steinmann},
  year={2017}
}
The numerical solution of the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation is a well established method to simulate the dynamics, including the self-interaction with its own wake field, of an electron bunch in a storage ring. In this paper we present Inovesa, a modularly extensible program that uses OpenCL to massively parallelize the computation. It allows a standard desktop PC to work with appropriate accuracy and yield reliable results within minutes. We provide numerical stability-studies over a wide… CONTINUE READING

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