Figure from the DOE Report February, 2018

February 2018 DOE Report

High-Performance Computing of High-Energy-Density
Plasmas at LLE

The scope of high-performance computing (HPC) at LLE has increased significantly over the last several years. The 3-D hydrodynamic code ASTER has been used to study direct-drive OMEGA cryogenic implosions and identify potential mechanisms for performance degradation, including the role of long-wavelength modes imposed by the laser or target-placement offset.

Shown here, a vertical slice through a 3-D simulation of an OMEGA cryogenic implosion with ASTER

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