Dr. Ben King, from CMS at Plymouth University, recently visited Dr. Victor Dinu, a researcher at the University of Bucharest. His visit lasted one week. They collaborated on theoretical calculations of laser-particle physics. Ben adapted Victor’s code to work on the computer cluster at Plymouth University. Using forty cores, they were able to obtain a speed-up of about a factor 10. This was just a test run with a real part of the calculation, but it was a success, since the proof of principle of parallelizing the code was demonstrated.
With the HPQCD collaboration, Dr Craig McNeile, has been awarded an additional allocation of 12.8 million core hours on the Data Analytic Cluster at Cambridge. This award comes comes the Dirac consortium.
The computer time will be used for theoretical particle physics calculations to test the standard model of particle physics.
The award also includes 8 months of software support to improve the efficiency of one of the key codes.