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This document is a status report for DOE Contract Number DE-AC05-91ER40625,
entitled Dissemination and Support of ARGUS for Accelerator Applications, and covers
the period from April 24, 1991 to April 14, 1995.
The effort has two broad goals, which have been prioritized by DOE, as follows:
" To enhance the ARGUS code for use in practical accelerator design simulations.
* To release ARGUS to the accelerator community through the Los Alamos
Accelerator Code Group (LAACG.)
During the contract period, ARGUS versions 24 and 25 have been released. An upgraded
version 25 (ARGUS v.25c) will be released in July, 1995, and will include all of the
features that are tested and working at the conclusion of the DOE-funded effort. Version
26 will be released in December, 1995, and will include ARGUS enhancements that were
made under DOE funding, but were not fully tested and ready for release at the
conclusion of the program.
The effort that consolidated version 24 established a set of core capabilities that all
ARGUS modules could access. A Unicos version of the code was established to
accommodate the transition from CTSS to Unicos at NERSC (the National Energy
Research Supercomputer Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.) This
version was released at NERSC in August 1992.
Version 25 incorporated several major improvements:
" A new frequency-domain module was incorporated into ARGUS that can handle
degenerate modes, lossy materials, and periodic boundary conditions with sub-phase
specification, and that can utilize the ARGUS data handling machinery for multi-
" HDF output was implemented to allow ARGUS to send data to visualization tools.
" A plasma chemistry capability was included in the steady-state PIC module to allow
ionization, stripping, electron attachment, charge exchange, and other ion rate
processes to occur within the PIC calculation.
" New structure input options for figures of translation (extrusion) and figures of
revolution were implemented.
This ARGUS release is supported on all Cray platforms and on the IBM RS6000 Unix
workstation platform. Version 25 was released in February 1994.
The ARGUS v.26 release includes a new S-parameter module, a graphical user interface,
and a post-processor. It operates on SUN workstation platforms in addition to the Cray
and IBM platforms that were already supported.
The ARGUS dissemination and support activities have proceeded in parallel with code
enhancement. Training courses have been held at UCLA (March 1993) and at U. of
Maryland (March 1994.) ARGUS has been represented at the US Accelerator Schools at
Harvard University (June 1993) and at U. of Indiana at Bloomington (June 1994.)
ARGUS will be featured again this year at the Accelerator School at the University of
Washington in Seattle (June 1995.)
On-line ARGUS support is available at NERSC through ARGUS man pages, at the SAIC
ftp node at mclapo.saic.com, through the SAIC MOSAIC home page, and through
ARGUS bulletin boards maintained at SAIC and at NERSC.
Dissemination and Support of ARGUS for the Accelerator Community
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Kostas, C.; Krueger, W.A.; Mankofsky, A.; Mondelli, A.A. & Petillo, J.J. Dissemination and support of ARGUS for accelerator applications. Final report, April 24, 1991--April 14, 1995, report, April 14, 1995; McLean, Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670452/m1/4/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.