Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University


High-Performance Computer System


For laser plasma researches, simulation study using supercomputers is becoming important.

For example, simulation can be executed comparatively easily even for problems that are difficult to make an experiment, so we will perform a simulation study at first. Sometimes it may lead to new discoveries in the process. It is also important to predict target design and experiment results based on simulation before experiment. Simulation is playing a leading role from the early stages of experimental research, such as improving the quality of experiment measurement.


NEC SX-ACE Specification

Main Memory 2 TB
Node 32 Nodes 4 Cores/Node
Performance 8.1 TFLOPS


Computational Simulation Code

In order to investigate the high energy density physics generated by high power laser, computational simulation codes have been developed. As a joint· collaborative research base, by comparing various experiments and simulation, some of the simulation codes are used for joint collaborative research. There are radiation hydrodynamic codes, and Particle-in-Cell codes for relativistic laser plasma interaction. Some specialists are available for consultation, in order to select the appropriate simulation code for each problem.


If you apply for collaborative research using this system, please contact the person in charge in advance.

Hideo Nagatomo (Associate professor)  E-mail: naga @
Acceptance Research Group:Physics Informatics (PIF)