Section: Software


Participants : Raphaël Blanchard, Edwin Chacon Golcher, Samuel De Santis, Aliou Diouf, Pierre Navaro, Morgane Bergot, Emmanuel Frénod, Philippe Helluy, Sever Hirstoaga, Michel Mehrenberger, Laurent Navoret, Eric Sonnendrücker.

Under the 'Fusion' large scale initiative, we have continued our work in the development of the ADT Selalib (the Semi-Lagrangian Library), now finishing its second year. This library provides building blocks for the development of numerical simulations for the solution of the fundamental equation of plasma physics: the Vlasov equation. In this context we have continued to add new modules improved interfaces and implemented 'continuous integration' software development techniques to improve code robustness and portability. Furthermore, we continue to involve other researchers within France and abroad to aid in the further development of this software product.

One of the aims of the ADT is to provide numerical building blocks for the GYSELA code developed at CEA Cadarache in collaboration with the Calvi project-team. GYSELA is used by physicists for simulating the development of turbulence in magnetic fusion plasmas in particular in view of the ITER project.