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UK office receives site license application for Sizewell C
Artist’s rendering of the Sizewell site, with Sizewell C at right. Image: EDF Energy
The United Kingdom’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on June 30 received a nuclear site license application from EDF Energy subsidiary NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited to construct and operate two reactors at the Sizewell site in the county of Suffolk, northeast of London.
Gregory G. Davidson, Thomas M. Evans, Joshua J. Jarrell, Steven P. Hamilton, Tara M. Pandya, Rachel N. Slaybaugh
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 177 | Number 2 | June 2014 | Pages 111-125
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE12-101
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We have implemented a new multilevel parallel decomposition in the Denovo discrete ordinates radiation transport code. In concert with Krylov subspace iterative solvers, the multilevel decomposition allows concurrency over energy in addition to space-angle, enabling scalability beyond the limits imposed by the traditional Koch-Baker-Alcouffe (KBA) space-angle partitioning. Furthermore, a new Arnoldi-based k-eigenvalue solver has been implemented. The added phase-space concurrency combined with the high-performance Krylov and Arnoldi solvers has enabled weak scaling to O(105) cores on the Titan XK7 supercomputer. The multilevel decomposition provides a mechanism for scaling to exascale computing and beyond.