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A 2D Electromagnetic PIC Code for Distributed Memory Parallel Computers

Krücken, T. and Liewer, P. C. and Ferraro, R. D. and Decyk, V. K. (1991) A 2D Electromagnetic PIC Code for Distributed Memory Parallel Computers. In: The Sixth Distributed Memory Computing Conference, 1991. Proceedings. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 452-455. ISBN 0-8186-2290-3.

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The two dimensional electrostatic plasma particle in cell (PIC) code described an [1] has been upgraded to a 2D electromagnetic PIC code running on the Caltech/JPL Mark IIIfp and the Intel iPSC/860 parallel MIMD computers. The code solves the complete time dependent Maxwell’s equations where the plasma responses, i.e., the charge and current density in the plasma, are evaluated by advancing in time the trajectories of ~ 10^6 particles in their self-consistent electromagnetic field. The field equations are solved in Fourier space. Parallelisation is achieved through domain decomposition in real and Fourier space. Results from a simulation showing a two-dimensional Alfèn wave filamentation instability are shown; these are the first simulations of this 2D Alfèn wave decay process.

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Additional Information:© 1991 IEEE. One of the authors (T.K.) was supported by the Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik (IPP) at Garching and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft at München, Germany. The work was supported in part by the NSF under Cooperative Agreement No. CCR 8809615 and in part by NASA/Heliospheric Physics. A portion of the research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:T. Krucken, P. C. Liewer, R. D. Ferraro and V. K. Decyk, "A 2D Electromagnetic PIC Code for Distributed Memory Parallel Computers," The Sixth Distributed Memory Computing Conference, 1991. Proceedings, 1991, pp. 452-455. doi: 10.1109/DMCC.1991.633212
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