is the only commercial high performance tool that allows you to hook in your own physics using Python, accelerated by performance libraries.
The VSim electromagnetic, particle, and plasma high performance application is a flexible, multiplatform, Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation tool for running computationally intensive modeling problems. VSim enables you to switch easily between 1, 2, or 3 dimensions and then watch your model run lightning-fast. Using algorithms designed for the exacting demands of high performance computing systems, VSim can run simulations on your laptop or supercomputing cluster.
With VSim, you can start simulating using our wide range of examples, which demonstrate both classical physics problems and real world devices. Our real world examples include plasma discharges, ion thrusters, satellite charging, RADAR antennas, vacuum electronics, photonic devices, and particle accelerator components. Easily customize these models to run your own simulations.
Alternatively, you can create your own simulations with our powerful command language. Whether you start with our examples or create your simulations, you will be using the same trusted, extensively bechmarked physics engine.
In the early years of its development, VSim's physics engine was used to meet the needs of a variety of challenges for the United States government, including plasma acceleration, accelerator cavity modeling, and magnetic fusion studies. These challenging studies required thousands of processors at the nation's largest unclassified computing facilities. Now you can perform the same simulation modeling on your workstation or cluster.
September 30, 2004 cover of Nature shows VSim physics engine, Vorpal, results that were used to guide experimental success in plasma acceleration.
Since VSim supports massively parallel computing and scales to tens of thousands of processor cores, new problems that were previously unsolvable are now within reach. VSim works on Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X platforms. Our competitive pricing means that the more computing cores you need, the less you pay, whether you use batch computing on clusters, or large single computing jobs.
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VSim packages provide the pricing flexibility and convenience you want. Choose the package or set of packages that has the physics simulation functionality that you need.
Large-scale simulations of laser-plasma and beam-plasma acceleration experiments. More...
VSim packages provide you with a diverse range of relevant examples, macros and the powerful graphical user interface to the simulation engine, together with embedded analysis tools. Functionality is collected in common packages to provide the pricing flexibility and convenience you want. Custom packages are also available to give even more flexibility in pricing. See the VSim Features Matrix.
Alternatively, a downloadable version of the documentation is available in PDF format:
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Tech-X offers a program to enable teaching professors the opportunity to pass along valuable computational skills to students by utilizing VSim to help teach the fundamentals of physics. Learn more.