Pointing the Way for Accelerator Science

Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation

Panagiotis Spentzouris (project webpage)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

The DOE program of scientific discovery relies heavily on particle accelerators, which comprise 14 of the 28 facilities in the DOE twenty-year outlook on Facilities for the Future of Science. The Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation (ComPASS) will develop a comprehensive computational infrastructure for accelerator modeling and optimization. This will advance accelerator computational capabilities from the terascale to the petascale to support DOE priorities for the next decade and beyond.

The SciDAC-1 accelerator project generated a suite of parallel accelerator simulation tools which were applied to important DOE accelerator projects. Under SciDAC-2, these tools will be enhanced to contain new capabilities as needed by HEP projects, such as the ILC, the LHC, the Tevatron, and PEP-II, and for Advanced Acceleration research; NP projects, such as CEBAF and RHIC, the CEBAF and RHIC upgrades, RIA, and an NP electron collider, including ELIC and eRHIC; and BES projects, such as LCLS, NSLS-II, SNS, and upgrades to the APS.

This simulation suite will contain a comprehensive set of interoperable components for beam dynamics, electromagnetics, electron cooling, and advanced accelerator modeling. In each of these areas, the modeling tools require petascale supercomputers and advanced software for making effective use of large, parallel platforms. Consequently, critical to this effort will be the embedded collaborations with the applied mathematics and computer science communities. In the end, high-quality computational tools developed with the best computational physics, applied mathematics, and computer science will be made available to the U.S. particle accelerator community through installation at government laboratories, universities, and industry.

Science Application: Accelerator Science

Project Title: Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation (ComPASS)

Principal Investigator: Panagiotis Spentzouris
Affiliation: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Project webpage: http://compass.fnal.gov

Participating Institutions and Co-Investigators:
Argonne National Laboratory - Michael Borland, Lois Curfman McInnes
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Alexei Fedotov, Wolfram Fischer
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - James Amundson, Panagiotis Spentzouris
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - William Fawley, Esmond Ng, Ji Qiang, Robert Ryne
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - Lie-Quan Lee, Cho Ng
Tech-X Corporation - David L. Bruhwiler, John R. Cary
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Rui Li, Haipeng Wang
University of California, Los Angeles - Viktor Decyk, Warren Mori, Sven Reiche
University of Maryland - Tom Antonsen
University of Southern California - Tom Katsouleas

Funding Partners: Office of Science High Energy Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Nuclear Physics, and Basic Energy Sciences

Budget and Duration: Approximately $2.8 million per year for five years 1

1Subject to acceptable progress review and the availability of appropriated funds

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