COMPASS: Community Petascale Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation

COMPASS researchers work with applications scientists to provide a suite of parallel accelerator simulation tools for important DOE accelerator projects.

COMPASS researchers work with applications scientists to provide a suite of parallel accelerator simulation tools for important DOE accelerator projects.

A key concept in the COMPASS project is the notion of software infrastructure for multiphysics-based accelerator modeling on petascale architectures. This effort demands a high degree of team collaboration in order to manage the integration of a wide range of accelerator physics applications, frameworks, and numerical libraries. An important facet of this work is devising common interfaces to encapsulate pre-existing physics modules, thereby facilitating code reuse among the computational accelerator team and fostering the incorporation of new capabilities developed over the lifetime of this project.