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Vorpal for Plasma Accelerators

Vorpal is a flexible, multiplatform, Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation tool for running computationally intensive plasma, electromagnetic and electrostatic problems. Switch easily between 1, 2, or 3 dimensions then watch your model run lightning fast using algorithms designed for the exacting demands of high performance computing systems, whether on your laptop or supercomputing cluster.

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Vorpal was originally developed for the study of laser plasma acceleration problems, and as a cutting edge tool it was used by authors at Tech-X for research which was featured on the cover of Nature in 2004.

The software contains powerful algorithms that remain at the cutting edge in the scientific community, some features are unique and make it the only tool capable of handling specific problems. Moving windows (including those at subluminal velocities for heavy particles), boosted frames, accurate cut cell boundaries, field ionization and other advanced plasma chemistry are all features that makes Vorpal one of the most successful tools in this area. It is able to be run in parallel and scale well to hundreds of thousands of CPU cores, as in necessary for one of the most challenging computational scientific areas of our age.

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VSim PA contains all the features necessary to represent the most complex experiments, along with full simulation input file examples, so VSim PA is ready to use right out of the box— no need to invest valuable staff or student time developing or expanding a simulation code. VSim PA includes reduced models for rapid prototyping of experimental designs, and its parallel capability can take advantage of the largest supercomputers to enable full-scale modeling.

Tech-X knows that developing your own code or collaborating with an academic simulation research group are huge efforts that take time away from the research work itself and carry no guarantee of a well-supported and complete feature set. Designed for plasma-based accelerator researchers in national laboratories or academia, VSim PA provides the necessary algorithms to handle accurate modeling of inherently complex plasma acceleration simulations with efficient parallel capability for very large-scale computations. Not only is VSim PA the only simulation code that is both fully-featured and commercially available, but VSim PA customer support is provided by the same physicists, mathematicians, and engineers who developed the product.

Simulate actual experiments accurately by conducting large-scale simulations and model plasma acceleration with minimal numerical noise using VSim PA.


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