Vorpal v5.0

Tech-X has released Vorpal v5.0, a new package that allows researchers to solve the most challenging problems in electromagnetics and electrostatics, in either the presence or absence of matter, using sophisticated solvers as well as both fluid and particle representations of matter. New capabilities will allow researchers to apply VORPAL in new application areas.

Vorpal offers a combination of physical models to cover the entire range of plasma simulation problems. Laser wakefield accelerators, plasma thrusters, high-power microwave guides, and plasma processing chambers are only a few of the many applications benefiting from the powerful, parallel algorithms incorporated into the Vorpal framework. New capabilities include an improved visualisation environment, the ability to perform simulations in cylindrical coordinates, a refactored framework for particles collisions, execution of electromagnetic (EM) simulations on GPUs, improved restart performance, and redesigned more comprehensive documentation.

Vorpal has been optimised for maximum performance on various computing platforms, ranging from desktop machines to supercomputers. Its powerful domain decomposition algorithms, checkpoint capabilities, and the use of standard data formats