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Performance analysis and implementation details of the Energy Conserving Semi-Implicit Method code (ECsim)

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Performance analysis and implementation details of the Energy Conserving Semi-Implicit Method code (ECsim). / Gonzalez-Herrero, Diego; Boella, Elisabetta; Lapenta, Giovanni.

In: Computer Physics Communicationios, Vol. 229, 01.08.2018, p. 162-169.

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Gonzalez-Herrero, Diego ; Boella, Elisabetta ; Lapenta, Giovanni. / Performance analysis and implementation details of the Energy Conserving Semi-Implicit Method code (ECsim). In: Computer Physics Communicationios. 2018 ; Vol. 229. pp. 162-169.

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