New features of GPT version 3.1
compared to version 3.0 include:
Perfect screens without interpolation error
Fast snapshots that produce time-domain output without slowing down the ODE solver
Multi-core support for the 'Barnes&Hut' molecular dynamics model for Coulomb interactions
Publications about GPT and GPT related projects can be found on our Publications page. Newly developed beamline components, updates of the User Interface and an up-to-date bug list can be found on our News page. A description of our own research is listed on our Projects page. Our Versions page can be used to obtain pricing and additional technical information. A detailed list of all GPT features of the latest release can be found here.
Is GPT an appropriate tool for you? Although the capabilities and graphical user-interface of GPT dramatically simplify the task of accelerator and beamline design, the package is not for the novice. The learning curve is fairly steep, simply because using a particle tracking code requires professional skills regardless of the tools.
Documentation and development: GPT is not a
black-box simulation package: All internal calculations and all 3D electromagnetic field
configurations are fully documented. Furthermore, the source code of all built-in elements
is available, allowing users to easily develop models for custom beam line components. GPT
has been under constant development since its first release in 1996 as a result of the joined effort
of Pulsar Physics and all GPT users. We feel very privileged to be able to continue this
Dr. S.B. van der Geer, Dr. M.J. de Loos
The authors of the GPT code.