We present an evaluation of a simulated cosmic ray shower, based on GEANT4 and TOP-C, which tracks all the particles in the shower. TOP-C (Task Oriented Parallel C) provides a framework for parallel algorithm development which makes tractable the problem of following each particle. This method is compared with a simulation program which employs the Hillas thinning algorithm.
air shower simulation, particles, Task Oriented Parallel C (TOP-C), GEANT4, commodity parallel computing, Hillas thinning algorithm
Cosmic ray showers, Astrophysics, Parallel algorithms
Anchordoqui, L. A.; Cooperman, G.; Grinberg, V.; McCauley, T. P.; Paul, T.; Reucroft, S.; Swain, J. D.; and Alverson, G., "Air shower simulation using GEANT4 and commodity parallel computing" (2000). Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 19. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000372
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