We are very pleased to announce that Albert Gutiérrez from our Fusion Group has been awarded with a prestigious EUROfusion Engineering Grant (EEG) for his project entitled Software Engineering: Development of High Performance Computing capability for fusion workflows, integrated to the ITER Modelling framework. The grant starts on January 1st 2018 and will have a duration of three years.
BSC celebrated its Annual Meeting 2017 on Monday the 18th of December. The meeting started with a speech by BSC Director Mateo Valero and BSC Associated Director Josep Martorell about the BSC achievements in 2017 and the outlook for 2018, including answers to a number of questions raised by the personnel prior to the meeting.
The directors highlighted new processor, personalized medicine and artificial intelligence as the three current strategic key projects.
On Thursday the 30 of November, Fusion for Energy (F4E) celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event attended by 500 people in Barcelona.
Fusion for Energy (F4E) is an organization located in Barcelona, Spain. It was created in 2007 under the Euratom Treaty by a decision of the Council of the European Union in order to meet three objectives: providing Europe’s contribution to ITER, supporting fusion research and development initiatives, and contributing towards the construction of demonstration fusion reactors.
The Fusion Group at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is looking for an internship student with a degree in physics or computer science. The position supports the development and applications of plasma simulation codes in the group and involves different state-of-the-art technologies.
The General Planning Meeting (GPM) of the Medium Sized Tokamaks (MST1) was organized this year at at the JET facilities, Culham, UK. The meeting started with an overview of the present status of AUG (Garching, Germany) and TCV (Lausanne, Switzerland) tokamaks. They were followed by a presentation on MAST-U (Culham, UK) which will be back in operation next year with the new and exciting Super-X divertor. It will be able to drastically reduce the divertor heat load from particles leaving the plasma.