A portable, parallel, object-oriented Monte Carlo neutron transport code in C++

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We have developed a multi-group Monte Carlo neutron transport code using C++ and the Parallel Object-Oriented Methods and Applications (POOMA) class library. This transport code, called MC++, currently computes k and {alpha}-eigenvalues and is portable to and runs parallel on a wide variety of platforms, including MPPs, clustered SMPs, and individual workstations. It contains appropriate classes and abstractions for particle transport and, through the use of POOMA, for portable parallelism. Current capabilities of MC++ are discussed, along with physics and performance results on a variety of hardware, including all Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) hardware. Current parallel performance indicates the ... continued below

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

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We have developed a multi-group Monte Carlo neutron transport code using C++ and the Parallel Object-Oriented Methods and Applications (POOMA) class library. This transport code, called MC++, currently computes k and {alpha}-eigenvalues and is portable to and runs parallel on a wide variety of platforms, including MPPs, clustered SMPs, and individual workstations. It contains appropriate classes and abstractions for particle transport and, through the use of POOMA, for portable parallelism. Current capabilities of MC++ are discussed, along with physics and performance results on a variety of hardware, including all Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) hardware. Current parallel performance indicates the ability to compute {alpha}-eigenvalues in seconds to minutes rather than hours to days. Future plans and the implementation of a general transport physics framework are also discussed.

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  • Joint international conference on mathematical methods and supercomputing in nuclear applications, Saratoga Springs, NY (United States), 6-10 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97005028
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-920
  • Report No.: CONF-971005--11
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 524870
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694474

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Lee, S.R.; Cummings, J.C. & Nolen, S.D. A portable, parallel, object-oriented Monte Carlo neutron transport code in C++, article, May 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694474/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.