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Manuscript Title: The parallel implementation of the one-dimensional Fourier transformed Vlasov-Poisson system
Authors: Bengt Eliasson
Program title: vlasov
Catalogue identifier: ADVQ_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 170(2005)205
Programming language: FORTRAN 90 with Message Passing Interface (MPI).
Computer: Sun Ultra Sparc; HP 9000/785; HP IPF (Itanium Processor Family) ia64 Cluster; PCs cluster.
Operating system: Sun Solaris; HPUX; Read Hat Linux.
RAM: Uses typically of the order 105 - 106 double precision numbers.
Keywords: Fourier method, Vlasov equation, Domain decomposition, Schur complement.
PACS: 52.65.-y, 52.25.Dg, 07.05.Tp, 02.70.-c, 02.70.Hm.
Classification: 19.3.

Nature of problem:
Kinetic simulations of collisionless electron-ion plasmas.

Solution method:
A Fourier method in velocity space, a pseudospectral method in space and a fourth-order Runge-Kutta scheme in time.

The program uses periodic boundary conditions in space.

Running time:
Depends strongly on the problem size, typically a few hours if only electron dynamics is considered and longer if both ion and electron dynamics is important.