Fusion virtual laboratory: The experiments' collaboration platform in Japan

H. Nakanishi, M. Kojima, C. Takahashi, M. Ohsuna, S. Imazu, M. Nonomura, M. Hasegawa, M. Yoshikawa, Y. Nagayama, K. Kawahata

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"Fusion virtual laboratory (FVL)" is the experiments' collaboration platform covering multiple fusion projects in Japan. Major Japanese fusion laboratories and universities are mutually connected through the dedicated virtual private network, named SNET, on SINET4. It has 3 different categories; (i) LHD remote participation, (ii) bilateral experiments' collaboration, and (iii) remote use of supercomputer. By extending the LABCOM data system developed at LHD, FVL supports (i) and (ii) so that it can deal with not only LHD data but also the data of two remote experiments: QUEST at Kyushu University and GAMMA10 at University of Tsukuba. FVL has applied the latest "cloud" technology for both data acquisition and storage architecture. It can provide us high availability and performance scalability of the whole system. With a well optimized TCP data transferring method, the unified data access platform for both experimental data and numerical computation results could become realistic on FVL. The FVL project will continue demonstrating the ITER-era international collaboration schemes and the necessary technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2189-2193
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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