Colloquium: Advances in Massively Parallel Electromagnetic Simulation Suite ACE3P.

Event Type: 
Oleksiy Kononenko (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University)
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
SMLC 356
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Event Description: 

Title: Advances in Massively Parallel Electromagnetic Simulation Suite ACE3P.

Abstract: ACE3P is a 3D massively parallel electromagnetic simulation suite that has been developed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the past decades. This set of codes is based on the finite-element method so that geometries of complex structures can be represented with high fidelity through conformal grids, and high solution accuracies can be obtained through high-order basis functions. Using high performance computing, ACE3P has provided a unique capability of large-scale simulations for the design, optimization and analysis of accelerating structures and systems. Running on state-of-the-art supercomputers, parallel electromagnetics computation has enabled the design of accelerating cavities to machining tolerances and the analysis of accelerator systems to ensure their operational reliability. In this talk we give an introduction to ACE3P, present the underlying mathematical models, demonstrate the simulation capabilities as well as discuss selected applications and open problems for particle accelerators and beyond.

Speaker Biography: Oleksiy Kononenko received his M.S. and PhD degrees in applied mathematics from Kharkiv National University, Ukraine in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2009 he was selected as a senior fellow by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to work on the feasibility study for the Compact Linear Collider project in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2012 he became a CERN cooperation associate to participate in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Since 2013, Dr. Kononenko has been a staff researcher at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University, where he develops the massively parallel simulation suite ACE3P, participates in the DOE Exascale Computing Project, contributes to the upgrade to the world’s most powerful X-ray source LCLS as well as continues his work in the LHC accelerator research program.

Event Contact

Contact Name: Maxim Zinchenko