XSBENCH - The Development and Verification of A Performance Abstraction for Monte Carlo Reactor Analysis

TitleXSBENCH - The Development and Verification of A Performance Abstraction for Monte Carlo Reactor Analysis
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTramm, JR, Siegel, AR, Islam, T, Schulz, M
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5064-0114
Abstract

We isolate the most computationally expensive steps of a robust nuclear reactor core Monte Carlo particle transport simulation. The hot kernel is then abstracted into a simplified proxy application, designed to mimic the key performance characteristics of the full application. A series of performance verification tests and analyses are carried out to investigate the low-level performance parameters of both the simplified kernel and the full application. The kernel’s performance profile is found to closely match that of the application, making it a convenient test bed for performance analyses on cutting edge platforms and experimental next-generation high performance computing architectures.

 

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