Abstract

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.

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Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0006141v2

Keywords

air shower simulation, particles, Task Oriented Parallel C (TOP-C), GEANT4, commodity parallel computing, Hillas thinning algorithm

Subject Categories

Cosmic ray showers, Astrophysics, Parallel algorithms

Disciplines

Physics

Publication Date

2000

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