Gridless finite-size-particle plasma simulation

G. Vlad, S. Briguglio, G. Fogaccia, B. Di Martino

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The main features of gridless finite-size-particle (FSP) codes are discussed, from the point of view of the performances that can be obtained, with respect both to the spatial-resolution level and the efficiency of parallel particle simulations. It is shown that such codes are particularly suited for particle-decomposition parallelization on distributed-memory architectures, as they present a strong reduction, in comparison with particle-in-cell (PIC) codes, of the memory overhead related to storing the replicated fluctuating-field arrays.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58 - 77
Number of pages20
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Vlad, G., Briguglio, S., Fogaccia, G., & Martino, B. D. (2001). Gridless finite-size-particle plasma simulation. Computer Physics Communications, 134(1), 58 - 77.