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Vectorization of the KENO-IV Code

Kiyoshi Asai, Kenji Higuchi, and Jun-ichi Katakura, Yutaka Kurita

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 92 / Number 2 / Pages 298-307

February 1986

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The multigroup criticality safety code KENO-IV has been vectorized and tested on the FACOM VP-100 vector processor. At first, the vectorized KENO-IV on a scalar processor was slower than the original one by a factor of 1.4 because of the overhead introduced by vectorization. Making modifications of algorithms and techniques for vectorization, the vectorized version has become faster than the original one by a factor of 1.4 on the vector processor. For further speedup of the code, some improvements on compiler and hardware, especially on addition of Monte Carlo pipelines to the vector processor, are discussed.

 
 
 
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