Principal Investigator: 

Ralf Kleiber
Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik

Roman Hatzky
Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik

Other application users/developers: 

Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Barcelona, Spain Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (EPFL-PPB), Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Euterpe code should be obtained freely under the approval of their authors (Contact: Ralf Kleiber, Roman Hatzky)


Scientific area: 
Plasma Physics
EUTERPE is a particle-in-cell (PIC) gyrokinetic code for global linear and non-linear simulations of fusion plasma instabilities in three-dimensional geometries, in particular in tokamaks and stellarators. Simulations of plasma micro-instabilities and related turbulence are a necessary complement for stellarator and tokamak experiments such as Wendelstein 7-X and ITER. Especially important are full torus simulations for three-dimensional stellarator configurations. For this purpose the EUTERPE code has been developed which originally solved the electrostatic gyrokinetic equation globally in arbitrary three-dimensional geometry. The full kinetic treatment of the electrons and the inclusion of magnetic field perturbations extends the scope of applicability to the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) regime and will make EUTERPE the first code worldwide that is able to simulate global electromagnetic instabilities in three dimensions.
EUTERPE has performed well for up to 61440 cores on the Jugene supercomputer (BG/P)
BSC has developed an hybrid version (MPI+OpenMP)
Tested on platforms: 

PowerPC, Intel, BG/P, Cell, Cray

Any other information: 

G. Jost, T. M. Tran, W. Cooper, and K. Appert. Phys. Plasmas 8: 3321 (2001)
V. Kornilov, R. Kleiber, R. Hatzky, L. Villard, and G. Jost. Phys. Plasmas 11: 3196 (2004)
V. Kornilov, R. Kleiber, and R. Hatzky, Nucl. Fusion 45: 238 (2005)
R. Kleiber, Global linear gyrokinetic simulations for stellarator and axisymmetric equilibria, Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop. AIP Conference Proceedings, 871, p. 136, 2006
E. Sánchez, R. Kleiber, R. Hatzky, et al., IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science 38, 2119 (2010).
R. Kleiber, R. Hatzky, and A. Mishchenko, Contributions to Plasma Physics 50, 766 (2010).
R. Kleiber, R. Hatzky, A. Könies, K. Kauffmann, and P. Helander, Computer Physics Communications 182, 1005 (2011).