OPAL (Object Oriented Parallel Accelerator Library)  2.0.0
OPAL (Object Oriented Parallel Accelerator Library) Documentation

OPAL is a tool for charged-particle optics in accelerator structures and beam lines. Using the MAD language with extensions. IPPL (Independent Parallel Particle Layer) is the framework which provides parallel particles and fields using data parallel ansatz. OPAL is built from the ground up as a parallel application exemplifying the fact that HPC (High Performance Computing) is the third leg of science, complementing theory and the experiment. HPC is made possible now through the increasingly sophisticated mathematical models and evolving computer power available on the desktop and in super computer centres. OPAL runs on your laptop as well as on the largest HPC clusters available today. The OPAL framework makes it easy to add new features in the form of new C++ classes. It comes in the following flavours: OPAL-CYCL tracks particles with 3D space charge including neighbouring turns in cyclotrons and FFAG’s with time as the independent variable. OPAL-T can be used to model beam lines, linacs, rf-photo injectors and complete XFEL’s excluding the undulator.

Developed by Andreas Adelmann, Achim Gsell, Valeria Rizzoglio (PSI), Christof Metzger-Kraus (HZB), Yves Ineichen (IBM), Xiaoying Pang, Steve Russell (LANL), Chuan Wang, Jianjun Yang (CIAE), Suzanne Sheehy, Chris Rogers (RAL) and Daniel Winklehner (MIT)

For further information contact: andreas.adelmann@psi.ch - Andreas Adelmann

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