September 3–6, 2013


High Performance Computer Innovation Center (HPCIC), Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA


Bout++ simulation

BOUT++ is a collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), University of York, and a growing number of other institutions around the world. The mission of the 2013 BOUT++ Workshop is (1) to provide a forum for the discussion of key physics and computational issues as well as innovative concepts of direct relevance to fluid, and gyro-fluid plasma, and hybrid kinetic-fluid simulations; (2) to prepare researchers to use and further develop the BOUT++ code for simulations of edge turbulence, transport and ELMs in magnetic fusion devices; and (3) to promote effective collaboration within the BOUT community and beyond.


This 4 day workshop, held at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) California, USA; covers tutorial lectures on the basics of the BOUT++ code and tools used by BOUT++, special lectures on plasma/material-surface interactions, integrated modeling, synthetic diagnostics for validating simulations, and on innovative numerical schemes and preconditioners, plus talks and posters in topical applications by present BOUT++ users/developers. Some sessions will include hands-on exercises using Linux machines.

Organizing Committee

Xueqiao Xu (Chair, LLNL, USA)
Ben Dudson (U. York, UK)
Maxim Umansky (LLNL, USA)
Evan Davis (MIT, USA)

Scientific Committee

Phil Snyder (Chair, General Atomics, USA)
Luis Chacon (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
C. S. Chang (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA)
Pat Diamond (WCI Center for Fusion, R. Korea)
Chris Holland (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Zhihong Lin (FSC, Peking University, China)
Lois Curfman McInnes (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
George McKee (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Francois Waelbroeck (IFS, U Texas, USA)
Howard Wilson (University of York, UK)
Xueqiao Xu (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)