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Title: High-Performance Beam Simulator for the LANSCE Linac

Abstract

A high performance multiparticle tracking simulator is currently under development at Los Alamos. The heart of the simulator is based upon the beam dynamics simulation algorithms of the PARMILA code, but implemented in C++ on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hardware using NVIDIA's CUDA platform. Linac operating set points are provided to the simulator via the EPICS control system so that changes of the real time linac parameters are tracked and the simulation results updated automatically. This simulator will provide valuable insight into the beam dynamics along a linac in pseudo real-time, especially where direct measurements of the beam properties do not exist. Details regarding the approach, benefits and performance are presented.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier:
1040799
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-21324
TRN: US1202554
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IPAC12 ; 2012-05-20 - 2012-05-25 ; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ALGORITHMS; BEAM DYNAMICS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PERFORMANCE; PROCESSING; SIMULATION; SIMULATORS

Citation Formats

Pang, Xiaoying, Rybarcyk, Lawrence J., and Baily, Scott A. High-Performance Beam Simulator for the LANSCE Linac. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Pang, Xiaoying, Rybarcyk, Lawrence J., & Baily, Scott A. High-Performance Beam Simulator for the LANSCE Linac. United States.
Pang, Xiaoying, Rybarcyk, Lawrence J., and Baily, Scott A. Mon . "High-Performance Beam Simulator for the LANSCE Linac". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1040799.
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