ParaDiS is a free large scale dislocation dynamics simulation code to study the fundamental mechanisms of plasticity. It was originally developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It is written in C (with a little C++) and uses the MPI library for communication between processors. It runs routinely on 100-1000 processors and scalability on 132,000 processors of BlueGene/L has been demonstrated.

This site contains the information about how to use the code and the procedure on how to obtain a free copy of ParaDiS.

This picture shows a dislocation multi-junction first discovered from a ParaDiS simulation. For more details see Dislocation multi-junctions and strain hardening, Nature, 440, 1174 (2006). Graphics by Meijie Tang, Rich Cook, Sean Ahern (LLNL).