NSF-SI2-2017 Poster for the UCLA Particle-in-Cell and Kinetic Simulation Software Center (PICKSC)

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This poster is being presented at the NSF-SI2-2017 Workshop.  The mission of the Particle-in-Cell and Kinetic Simulation Software Center (PICKSC) is to support an international community of PIC and plasma kinetic software developers, users, and educators, and to increase the use of PIC software for accelerating the rate of scientific discovery. It aims to make available and document illustrative software programs for different computing hardware, a flexible framework for rapid construction of parallelized PIC programs, and several distinct production programs. It will also include activities on developing and comparing different PIC algorithms and documenting best practices for developing and using PIC programs. It will also develop educational software for undergraduate and graduate courses in plasma physics and computer science. It will also sponsor an annual workshop to help build a community of developers and users. Visitors with specific needs are welcome.