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Tech-X UK Launches New Website
We have re-engineered the Tech-X UK website for ease of use. There should be more features to come soon, we hope you like it!

New Tech-X Webinar
Tech-X presents a webinar on Thursday, 26 July at 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 19:00 GMT. Dr. David Smithe will discuss Example simulations of a 2D rising-sun magnetron and a 3D cooker magnetron, and a 3D helix TWT created with the VORPAL. View details. Register for this free one hour webinar.

Tech-X at AAC
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit us at the 15th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Conference (AAC), June 10-15, 2012 in Austin, TX. We are proud to present the latest release of our electromagnetic plasma simulation software, VORPAL 5.2.

Vorpal 5.2 released
Tech-X Corporation of Boulder, Colorado, announced the release of VORPAL v5.2. VORPAL allows researchers to solve the most challenging problems in electromagnetics and electrostatics, in either the presence or absence of matter, using sophisticated solvers. Read the press release.

Bilder released as open source software
Build and install large numbers of packages consistently like a pro. Bilder is an open source LCF-applicable, cross-platform, bash-based package management system from Tech-X.

Tech-X provides free Vorpal training at IPAC12
VORPAL Training for Beam Physics Simulations at IPAC12 in New Orleans on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. View the Press Announcement and Agenda. Register for this free training.

First publication with Polyswift++
First publication using simulations from Tech-X code PolySwift++: These simulations are crucial in interpreting the results of the experimental TEM data for these novel tetrablock copolymers. These materials could be used in next-generation solar cells and PEM fuel cells.

Free training workshop at IVEC12
Open workshop: Using VORPAL Software for Vacuum Electronics Simulation to be held at the International Vacuum Electronics/Vacuum Electron Sources Conference (IVEC/IVESC) in Monterey, CA, Monday April 23. Read the announcement.

New paper on sparse matrix solution of finite element
Tech-X scientist Dr. Travis Austin and co-authors Marian Brezina, Thomas A. Manteuffel, and John Ruge present a new approach to preconditioning high-order finite element problems using a sparse matrix constructed from sparsification of the high-order finite element stiffness matrices in Automatic Construction of Sparse Preconditioners for High-Order Finite Element Methods.

Read about research by UCLA on FEL research
UCLA paves the way for the generation of sub-μm-size, ultralow-emittance, highly tunable electron bunches, and enables a flexible new class of an advanced free electron laser capable high-field accelerator using VORPAL software from Tech-X. Read the article.

Tech-X show how how to use electron beams to drive GeV/m accelerating fields
In a joint effort, NIU, FNAL, DESY, and Tech-X researchers showed experimentally generated electron beams could drive GeV/m accelerating fields. Read the article.

Tech-X presents a webinar on modelling multipacting phenomena.
Tech-X presents a webinar on Thursday, 26 January at 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 19:00 GMT. Dr. Chet Nieter will discuss Modeling Multipacting Phenomena with the VORPAL code. View details. Register for this free one hour webinar.

Alex Pletzer presents at 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Join Tech-X Corporation's Dr. Alex Pletzer on Monday, 23 January 2012 at 2:15 PM, for his presentation of Examples of Mosaic Data Processing in Parallel Using CDAT at the 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Room 346/347 at the New Orleans Convention Center.

Watch our webinar on atmospheric pressure discharge simulation with PIC software
Tech-X presents a webinar on Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PT / 18:00 GMT. Dr. Alex Likhanskii will discuss atmospheric pressure discharges via hybrid simulations in VORPAL. View details. Register for this free one hour webinar.

Visit us at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011
Visit Tech-X at Booth #1748 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011 in San Francisco View the AGU 2011 Press Announcement and Conference Schedule.

Visit Tech-X at the combined GEC and APS Plasma Physics meeting
Visit Tech-X at Booth #6 at the combined 64th Gaseous Electronics Conference and 53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics in Salt Lake City. View the GEC 2011 Press Announcement and Conference Schedule.

Find Tech-X at SC11, the International Conference for High Performance Computing
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit our booth (Booth #2640) at SC11, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis from November 14 - 20, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. View the Press Announcement.

Visit Tech-X at AVS
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit our booth (Booth #101) at the AVS 58th International Symposium & Exhibition October 31 – November 4, at the Nashville Convention Center. View the Press Announcement.

Tech-X Presents a IEEE Tech-Insider Webinar on Vacuum Electronics Devices
Tech-X presents a webinar Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PT / 18:00 GMT. Dr. David Smithe will discuss modeling of vacuum electronics devices such as Magnetrons, Klystrons, and Traveling Wave Tubes, using the VORPAL conformal-boundary particle-in-cell software. View details. Register for this free one hour webinar.

Tech-X Releases VORPAL 5.0
VORPAL 5.0 now available! VORPAL v5.0 Includes support for GPU Computing! Purchase VORPAL before 1 Mar 2012 to receive the optional electromagnetic (EM) simulation on GPUs module for free. Module supports simulation on GPUs from NVIDIA that support CUDA v4.0. Orders being taken now for Tuesday, 5 September, shipment.

Tech-X featured in Wired Science.
Wired.com interviews Dr. Estelle Cormier-Michel and presents Tech-X's OASCR-winning (SciDAC) visualization simulation of laser plasma accelerators in the article: 10 Award-winning Scientific Simulation Videos. Read the article and watch the video...

Sign up for CUDA Training!
Tech-X Corporation is pleased to announce our next three-day training course for GPU computing with CUDA will be held from September 19 - 21 at our offices in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The cost for this particular training will be US$1,200 for all three days. This price includes lunch each day. View the syllabus. Complete the contact form to receive further details. Register and pay at the Tech-X Online Store.

Find us at AIAA Joint Propulsion Confernce and Exhibit
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit our booth (Booth #510) at the 47th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, July 31 – August 3, at the San Diego Convention Center. View the Press Announcement.

Tech-X wins Visualization Award Again
Tech-X wins SciDAC award for the second time! Tech-X Corporation was one of the recipients of a SciDAC award for visualization at the annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program being held in Denver, July 10–14. Estelle Cormier-Michel won an OASCR (for Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research) award. Dr. Cormier-Michel is an expert in the simulation of laser plasma accelerators and other advanced accelerator concepts. Watch the award-winning animation...

Tech-X Invites you to ICOPS and Fusion Engineering
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit our booth (Booth #202) at the 38th International Conference on Plasma Science and 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, June 26 - 30, at the Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place in Chicago. View the Press Announcement.

Visit us at IEEE Pulsed Power
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit our booth (#107) at the 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference June 19 - 23, at the Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place in Chicago. View the Press Announcement.

Tech-X releases VORPAL-4.2.2
Tech-X Corporation of Boulder, Colorado, announced the release of VORPAL v4.2.2. View the Press Announcement.

Visit our IMS2011 booth
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit us at our booth (Booth #541) at the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium for 2011 (IMS2011), June 7 - 9, at the Baltimore Convention Center. View the Press Announcement.

Tech-X announces more GPU training dates
Tech-X Corporation is pleased to announce that our next three-day training course for GPU computing will be held from May 16 – 18 at our offices in Boulder, Colorado, USA. View the Syllabus.

Science Daily picks up Tech-X story
Estelle Cormier-Michel, laser plasma acceleration expert and Research Scientist at Tech-X is in Science Daily's article, "Simulating Tomorrow's Accelerator's at Near the Speed of Light."

Tech-X invites you to visit us at PAC11
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit us at Booth #410 at the Particle Accelerator Conference, March 28 – April 1, at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York. We are proud to present the latest release of our electromagnetic plasma simulation software, VORPAL 4.2. Personnel from Tech-X, with our collaborators and customers, will be participating in talks and poster sessions. Please see the press announcement for details and scheduling.

Visit us at ACES 2011
Tech-X Corporation invites you to visit us at Booth #6 at the 27th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES), March 27 - 31 in Williamsburg, VA. We will be demonstrating GPULib v1.4.4, our library of mathematical kernels for GPU computing. Also, we are proud to present the latest release of our electromagnetic plasma simulation software, VORPAL.


Tech-X News Stories
News from Staff and Users of Tech-X Products

Tech-X UK's Jonathan Smith Presents at MULCOPIM
At MULCOPIM, Jonathan Smith presented collaborative work with STFC : computations used to understand SEY reducing mechanism of surface treatment.

Tech-X UK concludes consulting work with Strathclyde University
PUFFIN FEL code features significantly enhanced I/O routines and open source visualisation capabilities, together with a more platform agnostic build system, after Tech-X collaborate with Strathclyde University

Tech-X to exhibit at IPAC2017
Tech-X UK Ltd is exhibiting at IPAC 2017 in Copenhagen. Look out for our papers on Dielectric Laser Acceleration and FEL simulation.

Tech-X UK at IVEC 2017
Tech-X UK was demonstrating solutions for gyrotrons, TWTs and Klystrons at IVEC in London

Tech-X UK at IVEC 2017
Tech-X UK is running a workshop on plasma discharges. For details, click here.

Twitter / TechXCorp
Twitter updates from Tech-X Corporation / TechXCorp.

TechXCorp: GPULib v1.6 is released today at Tech-X. Go http://t.co/PFaZFEdR2i for additional details in addition to purchasing.
TechXCorp: GPULib v1.6 is released today at Tech-X. Go http://t.co/PFaZFEdR2i for additional details in addition to purchasing.

TechXCorp: USim general purpose fluid plasma modeling tool v1.0 released on Jan. 17. See overview at http://t.co/fqYvdhO1
TechXCorp: USim general purpose fluid plasma modeling tool v1.0 released on Jan. 17. See overview at http://t.co/fqYvdhO1

TechXCorp: New VSim webcast titled "Modeling Magnetrons and Stripline Multipacting with VSim" on February 19th at 2 ET (http://t.co/j4yjWUw3)
TechXCorp: New VSim webcast titled "Modeling Magnetrons and Stripline Multipacting with VSim" on February 19th at 2 ET (http://t.co/j4yjWUw3)

TechXCorp: A new release at Tech-X to keep your eyes out for is USim - a general purpose fluid plasma modeling tool - http://t.co/BtxyYQ7B.
TechXCorp: A new release at Tech-X to keep your eyes out for is USim - a general purpose fluid plasma modeling tool - http://t.co/BtxyYQ7B.

TechXCorp: Tech-X scientists recently had paper published in Physics of Plasmas. See at http://t.co/oN7quOd4.
TechXCorp: Tech-X scientists recently had paper published in Physics of Plasmas. See at http://t.co/oN7quOd4.

TechXCorp: Placing patch antennas on stealth material can significantly alter behavior like increasing bandwidth.
TechXCorp: Placing patch antennas on stealth material can significantly alter behavior like increasing bandwidth.

TechXCorp: Talk this morning on metamaterial cloaking...absolute cloaking only possible on set of measure zero in frequency space.
TechXCorp: Talk this morning on metamaterial cloaking...absolute cloaking only possible on set of measure zero in frequency space.

TechXCorp: USNC-URSI Nat'l Radio Science meeting website at http://t.co/1cwNnJSY
TechXCorp: USNC-URSI Nat'l Radio Science meeting website at http://t.co/1cwNnJSY

TechXCorp: Tech-X employee Travis Austin tweeting today through Friday from USNC-URSI Nat'l Radio Science meeting http:http://t.co/b3PgwFnB
TechXCorp: Tech-X employee Travis Austin tweeting today through Friday from USNC-URSI Nat'l Radio Science meeting http:http://t.co/b3PgwFnB

TechXCorp: RT @Austint73: Comparing Yagi-Uda radiation pattern from @TechXCorp VSim Electromagnetics to Fig. 3 at http://t.co/irs405Oo. http://t.co ...
TechXCorp: RT @Austint73: Comparing Yagi-Uda radiation pattern from @TechXCorp VSim Electromagnetics to Fig. 3 at http://t.co/irs405Oo. http://t.co ...

TechXCorp: Tech-X has released the VSim high-performance computing package. http://t.co/Y5pjmhZd
TechXCorp: Tech-X has released the VSim high-performance computing package. http://t.co/Y5pjmhZd

TechXCorp: I'm hiring! Software Engineer (GUI, Qt) at Tech-X Corporation - Greater Denver Area #jobs http://t.co/EL2PMKmD
TechXCorp: I'm hiring! Software Engineer (GUI, Qt) at Tech-X Corporation - Greater Denver Area #jobs http://t.co/EL2PMKmD

TechXCorp: Tech-X fusion scientists, Tom Jenkins and Scott Kruger, recently had paper accepted to Physics of Plasmas at http://t.co/9Jlbggh1.
TechXCorp: Tech-X fusion scientists, Tom Jenkins and Scott Kruger, recently had paper accepted to Physics of Plasmas at http://t.co/9Jlbggh1.

TechXCorp: #NASA NEXT #ionthrusters achieves 43000 hrs of continuous service. See #TechXCorp work on ion thrusters at http://t.co/G7wmkPEJ.
TechXCorp: #NASA NEXT #ionthrusters achieves 43000 hrs of continuous service. See #TechXCorp work on ion thrusters at http://t.co/G7wmkPEJ.

TechXCorp: RT @NASA: [Image of the Day] Ion Thruster Sets World Record for Electric Propulsion Life http://t.co/bNm598u0 #iotd
TechXCorp: RT @NASA: [Image of the Day] Ion Thruster Sets World Record for Electric Propulsion Life http://t.co/bNm598u0 #iotd

TechXCorp: Recent article by Mayor et al. at http://t.co/HwiBAhrM used FFTs from the Tech-X GPULib library described at http://t.co/bn0SklKy.
TechXCorp: Recent article by Mayor et al. at http://t.co/HwiBAhrM used FFTs from the Tech-X GPULib library described at http://t.co/bn0SklKy.

TechXCorp: Check out new images in the Electromagnetics and Plasma Discharge Galleries - http://t.co/agEaNVcc and http://t.co/G7wmkPEJ
TechXCorp: Check out new images in the Electromagnetics and Plasma Discharge Galleries - http://t.co/agEaNVcc and http://t.co/G7wmkPEJ

TechXCorp: Tech-X Vorpal 6.0 webinar schedule for late 2012 and early 2013 announced at Tech-X website (http://t.co/dPac0N0S)
TechXCorp: Tech-X Vorpal 6.0 webinar schedule for late 2012 and early 2013 announced at Tech-X website (http://t.co/dPac0N0S)

TechXCorp: Tech-X mathematicians, Paul Mullowney and Steve Thomas, presenting their work on a fast ILU preconditioner for GPUs at http://t.co/uj5azR3q.
TechXCorp: Tech-X mathematicians, Paul Mullowney and Steve Thomas, presenting their work on a fast ILU preconditioner for GPUs at http://t.co/uj5azR3q.

TechXCorp: Check out the new Tech-X website - http://t.co/rd5X166U
TechXCorp: Check out the new Tech-X website - http://t.co/rd5X166U