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Title: SciDAC-Center for Plasma Edge Simulation

The SciDAC ProtoFSP Center for Plasma Edge Simulation (CPES) [] was awarded to New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in FY 2006. C.S. Chang was the institutional and national project PI. It's mission was 1) to build kinetic simulation code applicable to tokamak edge region including magnetic divertor geometry, 2) to build a computer science framework which can integrate the kinetic code with MHD/fluid codes in multiscale, 3) to conduct scientific research using the developed tools. CPES has built two such edge kinetic codes XGC0 and XGC1, which are still the only working kinetic edge plasma codes capable of including the diverted magnetic field geometry. CPES has also built the code coupling framework EFFIS (End-to-end Framework for Fusion Integrated Simulation), which incubated and used the Adios ( and eSiMon ( technologies, together with the Kepler technology.
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Technical Report
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New York University
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Edge plasma, pedestal, edge localized modes, gyrokinetic simulation, divertor heat load