Rezwan Razani - April 26, 2013
Fusion experiments leading to fusion ignition tend to be large and expensive. A new effort called Nu-fuse attempts to refine fusion modeling to reduce technical risk and ensure precious fusion R&D funds are not wasted on small errors while giving fusion experiments a better chance at achieving fusion ignition and breakeven energy.
Nuclear Fusion Simulations at Exascale
From the Nu-Fuse website:
Nu-FuSE is an international project (funded through the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding) looking to significantly improve computational modelling capabilities to the level required by the new generation of fusion reactors.
The focus is on three specific scientific areas: fusion plasma; the materials from which fusion reactors are built; and the physics of the plasma edge. This will require computing at the “exascale” level across a range of simulation codes, collaborating together to work towards full integrated fusion tokamak modelling.