WarpX: Exascale Modeling of Advanced Particle Accelerators
WarpX: Exascale Modeling of Advanced Particle Accelerators is led by Jean-Luc Vay of the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division. Particle accelerators are a vital part of the DOE-supported infrastructure of discovery science and university research. Accelerators also have private-sector applications and a broad range of benefits to industry, security, energy, the environment, and medicine. This project supports the practical economic design of smaller, less-expensive plasma-based accelerators. Turning this from a promising technology into a mainstream scientific tool depends critically on high-performance, high-fidelity modeling of complex processes that develop over a wide range of space and time scales. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory also participate in the project. Vay also leads the NESAP project on Advanced Modeling of Particle Accelerators. This project also incorporates AMR in collaboration with the AMR-X Co-Design Center, led by John Bell at Berkeley Lab.