The Gkeyll 2.0 Code: Documentation Home¶
“Magic Chicken Software Framework” – Artificial ‘Intelligence’ view on Gkeyll
“Don’t Panic” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Gkeyll v2.0 (pronounced as in the book “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”) is a computational plasma physics code mostly written in C and LuaJIT. Gkeyll contains solvers for gyrokinetic equations, Vlasov-Maxwell equations, and multi-fluid equations.
Gkeyll is developed at multiple institutions, with the present leadership residing at Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a Department of Energy (DOE) national lab, managed by Princeton University. Other major partners are Virginia Tech, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of Maryland, Indiana University, and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
As of 2022, the active funding for the project comes from:
National Science Foundation’s CSSI program
DOE’s SciDAC program
ARPA-E BETHE Theory and Simulation Grant to Virginia Tech and PPPL
Other NSF individual-PI awards to Princeton University
PPPL LDRD program
Past funding has come from the Airforce Office of Scientific Research and NASA.
The CEO and Algorithm Alchemist of the project is Ammar Hakim.
The major contributors (see also) to the code are: James (Jimmy) Juno, Noah Mandell, Manaure (Mana) Francisquez, Petr Cagas, Liang Wang, Tess Bernard, Jason TenBarge, and Kolter Bradshaw. For a full list of contributors see our Github pages.