July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Ultra-High Energy Air Shower Simulation without Thinning in CORSIKA

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 195
Poster contribution CR-TH Poster 1 CR


Dr Tanguy Pierog (KIT)


Interpretation of EAS measurements strongly depends on detailed air shower simulations. One of the big limitations is the calculation time of Monte-Carlo programs like CORSIKA at very high energies. Thinning algorithm has been introduced in the past to reduce the computation time and disk space of the output at the price of the loss of small scale structures in simulated air showers. Thanks to the newly developed parallelization scheme and special tools to study multiple thinning level for a given shower on a limited disk space, it is now possible to compare thinned and unthinned simulation of a single shower to quantify these losses. Preliminary results will be presented together with the details of the last release of CORSIKA.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 32

Primary author


Dr Dieter Heck (KIT, IKP) Elizaveta Dorofeeva (SCC) Gevorg Poghosyan (SCC) Juergen Oehlschlaeger (KIT, IKP) Ralph Richard Engel (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))

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