MC++: A parallel, portable, Monte Carlo neutron transport code in C++

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MC++ is an implicit multi-group Monte Carlo neutron transport code written in C++ and based on the Parallel Object-Oriented Methods and Applications (POOMA) class library. MC++ runs in parallel on and is portable to a wide variety of platforms, including MPPs, SMPs, and clusters of UNIX workstations. MC++ is being developed to provide transport capabilities to the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI). It is also intended to form the basis of the first transport physics framework (TPF), which is a C++ class library containing appropriate abstractions, objects, and methods for the particle transport problem. The transport problem is briefly described, ... continued below

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Lee, S.R.; Cummings, J.C. & Nolen, S.D. March 1, 1997.

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MC++ is an implicit multi-group Monte Carlo neutron transport code written in C++ and based on the Parallel Object-Oriented Methods and Applications (POOMA) class library. MC++ runs in parallel on and is portable to a wide variety of platforms, including MPPs, SMPs, and clusters of UNIX workstations. MC++ is being developed to provide transport capabilities to the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI). It is also intended to form the basis of the first transport physics framework (TPF), which is a C++ class library containing appropriate abstractions, objects, and methods for the particle transport problem. The transport problem is briefly described, as well as the current status and algorithms in MC++ for solving the transport equation. The alpha version of the POOMA class library is also discussed, along with the implementation of the transport solution algorithms using POOMA. Finally, a simple test problem is defined and performance and physics results from this problem are discussed on a variety of platforms.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97001466

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  • 5. symposium on high performance computing: grand challenges in computer simulation as part of the 1997 simulation multiconference, Atlanta, GA (United States), 6-10 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97001466
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3619
  • Report No.: CONF-970430--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 456335
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683063

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Lee, S.R.; Cummings, J.C. & Nolen, S.D. MC++: A parallel, portable, Monte Carlo neutron transport code in C++, article, March 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683063/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.