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Nu-FuSE Project Launched

Nu-FuSE (Nuclear Fusion Simulations at Exascale) is an international project funded through the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding. It is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh,and includes research teams in Cadarache, Garching, Jülich (JSC, IEK-4), Moscow, Princeton, and Tsukuba. The goal is to examine three specific scientific areas: fusion core plasma, the materials from which fusion reactors are built, and the physics of the plasma edge, scaling up the simulation codes in these areas to the "exascale" level. The ultimate aim is to couple these codes together as a step towards a fully integrated fusion tokamak model. To address this challenge, the project will initially concentrate on improving the performance and scaling of selected community codes, enabling larger orders of magnitude for simulations than is currently the case. In the process, the project will create an important new alliance between supercomputing and fusion science. Further information can be found at
(Contact: Dr. Paul Gibbon, ext. 1499)