Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

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Speeding-up the ODETTA Calculation Code for Solving Particle Transport Problems

11/19/2020 2020 - #04 Modelling processes at nuclear facilities

Shoshina A.V. Belousov V.I.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2020.4.12

UDC: 621.039.5

In the mathematical modeling of fast breeding reactors, it becomes necessary to carry out high-precision calculations of protection problems on unstructured grids. In this paper, we consider and analyze a parallel version of the ODETTA calculation code using the MPI (Message Passing Interface) library technology. This code is intended for numerical modeling of neutronic processes in shielding compositions of fast breeding reactors with a liquid metal coolant in normal operation modes, and can also be useful in calculating the radiation conditions for the structural elements and equipment of nuclear energy facilities that are sources and/or exposed to ionizing radiation, to justify their safety. In addition, a comparison is made between the developed program and the previous version in terms of their efficiencies. The development of the ODETTA software algorithmic part using MPI is described. The features and specifics of this program parallelizing are presented. The modification of the calculation code is given. The corresponding software algorithms are considered. The structure of ODETTA software modules using MPI is briefly described. The results of operation of ODETTA serial and parallel versions in OS Linux using MPI on the HPC cluster of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI are presented. Finally, a comparative analysis of two software implementations is made in terms of speed and accuracy of results when two different clusters with different numbers of nodes on them are used. The features of performing calculations on a cluster are noted.


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parallel programming MPI ODETTA software finite element method radiation safety HPC cluster