At Prism, our simulation software is designed to be intuitive and easy-to-use. Users are generally comfortable running complex simulations within a few hours. Here is some feedback from users of Prism simulation tools:

  • "By the way, I want to tell you how impressed I am with all of the work you have put into HELIOS. This is an amazing tool! It took me weeks to figure out how to use correctly, but I installed HELIOS in the morning and I was doing realistic runs with it by the afternoon! It is so intuitive, and the thing I like best is that I can do many different runs while just changing one parameter at a time to get a feeling for how those parameters affect the hydro. Thanks for creating such a great program!"
    Dr. Leslie Welser Sherrill
      Former graduate student at Univ. of Nevada-Reno,
        Current Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • "I have been using Prism's suite of simulation codes at Swarthmore College in research projects with undergraduates for several years. My students have successfully used HELIOS, SPECT3D, PrismSPECT, and VISRAD to model a wide variety of laboratory experiments and astrophysical plasmas. My students typically are up and running in less than a day. The intuitive, clear, and easy-to-use GUI is a big contributor to this, and so are the built-in visualization tools, which enable them to understand the physical basis for what they're seeing in the simulations they perform. I am now starting to use some of these codes in the classroom and teaching labs. My students' projects have led to publications, meeting presentations, and honors theses that would not have been possible without Prism's software."
    Prof. David Cohen
      Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College