The future of plasma simulation is exascale

PLASMA-PEPSC is making plasma simulations applications ready for the upcoming European exascale supercomputers.


Enable unprecedented plasma simulations and associated extreme-data analytics to address plasma physics grand challenges that are impossible to solve on current extreme-scale systems and require exascale computing


Maximise the performance of four European plasma codes (BIT, GENE, PIConGPU, Vlasiator) in terms of parallel performance and efficiency on European exascale and pre-exascale systems, building on algorithmic advances as well as on programming model and library developments.


Establish and ensure an integrated HPC software engineering approach for deploying, verifying, and validating extreme-scale kinetic plasma simulations that can serve as a community standard.

Latest publications

“Leveraging HPC Profiling & Tracing Tools to Understand the Performance of Particle-in-Cell Monte Carlo Simulations”
“MPI Performance Analysis in Vlasiator: Unraveling Communication Bottlenecks”
“Non-Blocking GPU-CPU Notifications to Enable More GPU-CPU Parallelism”

Our Partners




University of Helsinki

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Max Planck Institute

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Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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Institute of Plasma Physics

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Technical University Munich

University of Ljubljana


Latest news

The next Plasma-PEPSC webinar on “Using alpaka for Portable Parallel Programming” by Mehmet Yusufoglu (HZDR, Germany) will be held on Tuesday, 28th May at 2:00 PM (CEST). Join Zoom Meeting: ID: 644 7597 5479Password: 037419 High-performance computing (HPC) platforms worldwide utilize diverse hardware and software backends from various vendors,[…]

Plasma-PEPSC participated at the 4th Baltic HPC and Cloud conference at Riga, Latvia! We introduced Plasma-PEPSC at the CoEs pitch session. We presented our poster and engaged in interesting discussions with HPC experts from industry and academia from the Baltic region.