Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) are caused by a perturbation in the blood supply of the brain leading to a quick loss of cerebral functions, that is very often lethal. There are two categories of CVA: ischemic CVA (80% cases) resulting from the occlusion of a cerebral artery and haemorrhagic CVA (20% cases) provoked by a bleeding vessel.
Turbulence simulations, carried out in the framework of the PRACE Research Infrastructure, have provided new insights into the fundamental processes of turbulent transport. This research is contributing to the understanding and optimisation of magnetic confinement in fusion devices. Ultimately, the goal is to be able to make predictions for ITER, an international flagship fusion experiment being built in Southern France.
The online version of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) Annual Report 2018 is now available. This edition includes some new elements, making for a new, more corporate style to differentiate the PRACE Annual Report from the PRACE Digest, another publication highlight each year. The paper version will be available at PRACEdays19, which will be held from 14 to16 May 2019 in Poznań, Poland, for the fourth time under the umbrella of the EuroHPC Summit Week.