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NEA-1467 KENO-VA-PVM; KENO-VA
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NEA-1467 KENO-VA-PVM; KENO-VA

KENO-VA-PVM KENO-VA-SM, KENO5A for Parallel Processors

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  KENO-VA-PVM; KENO-VA-SM.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
KENO-VA-SM NEA-1467/01 Arrived 28-FEB-2002
KENO-VA-PVM NEA-1467/02 Arrived 28-FEB-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1467/01 CONVEX C3
NEA-1467/02 HP 9000
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

This package contains versions  KENO-Va-SM (Shared Memory version) and KENO-Va-PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine version) based on SCALE-4.1. KENO-Va three-dimensional Boltzmann transport equation for neutron multiplying systems. The primary purpose of KENO-Va is to determine k-effective. Other calculated quantities include lifetime and generation time, energy-dependent leakages, energy- and region-dependent absorptions, fissions, fluxes, and fission densities.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:  KENO-Va employs the Monte Carlo technique.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
NEA-1467/01
As for the scalar original (scalar) version of KENO-Va  CPU time is problem-dependent. It is slightly larger compared to the scalar code but wall clock time can be drastically reduced due to the inherent parallelism (about 95% of coding is parallel). The present version was executed in a four processors computer in single-user mode and the speed-up achieved was 3.5.

NEA-1467/02
As for the scalar original (scalar) version of KENO-Va  CPU time is problem-dependent. It is slightly larger compared to the scalar code but wall clock time can be drastically reduced due to the inherent parallelism (about 95% of coding is parallel). The present version was executed in a FDDI cluster of six HP9000/735 using the message-passing library PVM. A shipping case was studied and mapped in such a way that the master was running in one node and five slave programs were executing in the rest of the network nodes. The speed-up obtained was 3.6.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES: UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:  SCALE 4.1 system.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1467/01 28-FEB-2002 Masterfiled Arrived
NEA-1467/02 28-FEB-2002 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

- L.M. Petrie and N.F. Lansers:
"KENO5A - An improved Monte Carlo Critically Program with
Supergrouping" Volume 2, Section F11 from "SCALE - A Modular Code
System for Performing Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation"
NUREG/CR-0200 Rev. 2 (ORNL/NUREG/CSD-2/R2) (December 1984)
NEA-1467/01, included references:
- J. Ramon and J. Pena:
  Parallelization of KENO-Va at the CSN
  (October 1994)
- J.R. Camarma:
  Paralelizacion en Memoria Compartida de KENO-Va
  (Oct. 5, 1994)
NEA-1467/02, included references:
- J. Ramon and J. Pena:
  Parallelization of KENO-Va at the CSN
  (October 1994)
- J.R. Camarma:
  Paralelizacion en Memoria Compartida de KENO-Va
  (Oct. 5, 1994)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

NEA 1467/01: CONVEX C3 series with several CPUs sharing central memory. typical cases will require a main memory of a few Mbytes.
NEA-1467/02
Cluster of six HP9000/735.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1467/01 FORTRAN-77
NEA-1467/02 FORTRAN-77
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED
NEA-1467/01
ConvexOS v10.1

NEA-1467/02
HP-UX v9.01
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

NEA 1467/02: This version requires the PVM public domain message-passing library not supplied with the package.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Javier Ramon and Jorge Pena
Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear
Justo Dorado, 11
28040 Madrid
SPAIN
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1467/01
miscellaneous    mag tapeREADME Information file on installation    MISTP
source program   mag tapeSources of SCALE driver, CSAS25 & KENO-Va  SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSource of the program                      SRCTP
bin data lib     mag tapeX-section lib. XN27 & libraries            LBBTP
test-case data   mag tapeMakefiles                                  DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeInput cases                                DATTP
test-case output mag tapeOutput data                                OUTTP
report                   PARALLELIZATION OF KENO-VA (October 1994)  REPPT
report                   PARALELIZACION EN MEMORIA... (Oct. 5, 1994)REPPT

NEA-1467/02
miscellaneous    mag tapeREADME Information file on installation    MISTP
source program   mag tapeSources of SCALE driver, CSAS25 & KENO-Va  SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSource of the program                      SRCTP
bin data lib     mag tapeX-section lib. XN27 & libraries            LBBTP
test-case data   mag tapeMakefiles                                  DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeInput cases                                DATTP
test-case output mag tapeOutput data                                OUTTP
report                   PARALLELIZATION OF KENO-VA (October 1994)  REPPT
report                   PARALELIZACION EN MEMORIA... (Oct. 5, 1994)REPPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • C. Static Design Studies

Keywords: Monte Carlo method, adsorption, criticality, fission, lifetime, multigroup, reactivity, statistics, three-dimensional, transport theory, x-y-z.