[ RadSafe ] Backwards compatability for radiological software run on newe...
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Mon Oct 6 11:15:41 CDT 2014
Well, for old software, if you can get the source code, update the
computer code, change input/output devices as needed. This can be a long
process. Recompile the code and get it running.
Many radiation computer codes are available from the RSICC
(Radiation Shielding Information Center at OakRidge National Lab). See their
website. Some of the computer codes at RSICC were written for older computers
(CDC, Cray, DEC etc.). They may need some modification.
For some computer codes, the original writers of the code may have
more modern versions, which may be available, for the asking or a slight
fee. Contact them by email and/or ask around. Search the internet.
RESRAD emanates from Argonne National Lab, I think. There should be
fairly modern versions of Microshield and CAP-88 available somewhere. Buying a
new version of such codes may be preferable to modifying the old source
If you tell me what you are trying to do (i.e. the relevant problem),
I might be able to suggest some relevant computer codes. But I am a
Fortran Programmer (a programming dinosaur????) and might not have much knowledge
of the latest hardware/software. email me???
Regards, Joe Preisig
PS MCNP is a sophisticated Monte Carlo code for neutron/gamma/photon
problems, but it takes a while to learn. MCNPX is a neutron/hadron transport
code for use at higher energies. Other such codes are available. Team USA
isn't building many new particle accelerators these days --- they just use
the CERN Large Hadron Collider or whatever world accelerator is relevant.
In a message dated 10/6/2014 9:47:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
bsdnuke at gmail.com writes:
Group, what experience is there for "backwards" compatability for "old"
software like CAP88-PC, Microshield, RESRAD/RESRAD-Build and the newer
Windows operating systems. I currentl run the above on an emulator running
Windows XP on a Macbook. I am considering a Surface-3 tablet which is
running Windows 8.1 I think.
Thanks in advance,
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