Magnetic fusion is a long-term solution for producing electrical power for the world. The ITER facility currently being constructed will produce net energy and a path to commercial fusion energy — provided the computer modeling is accurate. Computing drives fusion research like no other field; the first open DOE computing center was fusion-focused, and evolved into NERSC. This highly complex field is a major player in the DOE-sponsored effort of exascale design.
The Center for Exascale Research in Fusion (CERF)is a multi-institutional effort to advance towards exascale ready fusion codes.