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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Jie Liu, Lihua Chi, Wang QingLin, Gong Chunye, Jiang Jie, Gan Xinbiao, Li Shengguo, Qingfeng Hu, Tom Masterson
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 4 | December 2016 | Pages 527-536
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-53
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Sweep scheduling methods used in particle transport problems belong to the class of precedence-constrained scheduling problems that are NP-complete. It is difficult to schedule local tasks for this type of transport problem and simultaneously optimize computational performance and parallel processor communication. In this paper, we present a parallel spatial-domain-decomposition algorithm to divide the tasks among the available processors. We also present a new algorithm for scheduling tasks within each processor. The scheduling algorithm has the required data and does not need to communicate with any other processor. This algorithm optimizes and assigns task priorities within the processor. Computational tasks whose results are required by another processor receive the highest priority. We combined these two algorithms to solve two-dimensional particle transport equations on unstructured grids. Our results show good performance and scalability up to 16 384 processors on the TianHe-2 supercomputer.