OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 1, December 2000

Computer Program Service of the OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Codes

    How many liaison officers are there today?
    At this time 556 establishments have been nominated to participate in the Computer Program Service.

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation

Compilations and evaluations have been updated concerning the :

  • International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments Project ICSBEP

  • International Fuel Performance Experiments Data Base IFPE

  • Shielding Experiments Data Base (SINBAD) at RSICC or NEADB

  • Work is in progress on the International Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Project.

Training Courses & Tutorials

For 2001, the following training courses, tutorials or code user group meetings are proposed :

  • MCNP  training course(s) (introductory and/or advanced) (2-6 April 2001 at Imperial College, London, UK and possibly in autumn),

  • TRIPOLI-3.5 (Monte Carlo) training course, (end of May),

  • MC Visual Editor  training course, (summer),

  • PENELOPE-2000  (electron-photon transport) workshop with tutorial, (late autumn),

  • NJOY  (Evaluated Nuclear Data Processing) Workshop / user group meeting, 15 May 2001 at Cadarache,

  • TART-2000  (Monte Carlo) tutorial (tentative)

  • Tutorials on deterministic radiation transport codes (tentative)

  • KENO-VI  and KENO-3D  (Monte Carlo) (tentative)

The proposed courses, tutorials etc. will be held depending on user interest and participation.

News from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

The latest issue of the NEA online bulletin.

2000 - 2001

The year 2000 is coming to a close. We have survived the Y2K psychosis with no problems. The year 2000 has been a good vintage for the Computer Program Service. We take the opportunity of this first e-newsletter, to thank you all for your interest and support in the service. Particular thanks go to those who have contributed new codes and data in 2000. Their generous approach to sharing their work and know how is benefitting a very large community. Those who have not contributed, but continue to use the service, are invited to share their work (by release to the NEADB).

We wish you all a happy and prosperous 2001