Analysis of communication costs for domain decomposed Monte Carlo methods in nuclear reactor analysis

Authors: 
A. Siegel, K. Smith, P. Fischer, and V. Mahadevan
Name of Publication: 
Journal of Computational Physics
Type of Publication: 
Journal
Abstract: 
A domain decomposed Monte Carlo communication kernel is used to carry out performance tests to establish the feasibility of using Monte Carlo techniques for practical Light Water Reactor (LWR) core analyses. The results of the prototype code are interpreted in the context of simplified performance models which elucidate key scaling regimes of the parallel algorithm.
URL of Published Paper: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021999111007261
Volume: 
231
Issue: 
8
Page Numbers: 
3119–3125
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2011.12.014
Published Date: 
February, 2012
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