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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 9, 3401071 (2014)

Regular Articles

Development of In-Situ Visualization Tool for PIC Simulation
Nobuaki Ohno and Hiroaki OHTANI1,2)
Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo, Kobe 650-0047, Japan
Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Department of Fusion Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Toki 509-5292, Japan
(Received 10 December 2013 / Accepted 17 March 2014 / Published 10 June 2014)


As the capability of a supercomputer is improved, the sizes of simulation and its output data also become larger and larger. Visualization is usually carried out on a researcher's PC with interactive visualization software after performing the computer simulation. However, the data size is becoming too large to do it currently. A promising answer is in-situ visualization. For this case a simulation code is coupled with the visualization code and visualization is performed with the simulation on the same supercomputer. We developed an in-situ visualization tool for particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation and it is provided as a Fortran's module. We coupled it with a PIC simulation code and tested the coupled code on Plasma Simulator supercomputer, and ensured that it works.


in-situ visualization, PIC, simulation, scalar field visualization, vector field visualization

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.9.3401071


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Nobuaki Ohno and Hiroaki OHTANI, Plasma Fusion Res. 9, 3401071 (2014).