From: Giuseppe Battistoni (Giuseppe.Battistoni@mi.infn.it)
Date: Wed Sep 17 2003 - 17:26:26 CEST
From: "John Clem" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Alfredo Ferrari" <Alfredo.Ferrari@cern.ch>
Subject: Re: New release of the code
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 11:21:58 -0400
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I have a question concerning the ion-FLUKA test version..
In the below message you mentioned that
"A (still experimental) version with ion interactions from 100 MeV/n up to
1000 TeV/n is available for interested users."
Can I assume that this version will accept a primary single nucleon with
energies greater than 20TeV (however less than 1000TeV) ??
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alfredo Ferrari" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 5:59 AM
Subject: New release of the code
> Dear colleagues
> a new version of Fluka (Fluka2002.4) has been released today. You can
> download it from www.fluka.org just now. Sorry for the few day delay
> wrt my original schedule, but I met a couple of last minute, very rare
> bugs which took some time to be fixed.
> The SUN version is not yet available, it will be available very soon,
> thanks to Stefan Roesler as usual.
> I include below the release notes (you can find them as well in the
> Have fun!
> - Release notes for Fluka2002.4 -
> This release contains a few improvements over Fluka2002.1(b). In
> single multiple Coulomb scattering is now operational for hadrons and
> as well. The most important physics improvement is that the code is now
> "ion ready". A (still experimental) version with ion interactions
> from 100 MeV/n up to 1000 TeV/n is available for interested users.
> It makes use of a modified version of the rQMD-2.4 code by Sorge
> up tp 5 GeV/n, and DPMJET-2.5 (Engel, Ranft, Roesler) at higher energies.
> Eventually DPMJET-2.5 will be superseded by DPMJET-III. Part of this work
> has been funded by NASA and ASI (the Italian Space Agency). NASA has
> granted a new 4-year contract for FLUKA development. Many thanks to both
> and the University of Houston for supporting our work and contributing
> so much.
> Not all the new features of Fluka2002 as presented in recent congresses
> are in, some of them are still out just because they are still felt as
> experimental and I (Alfredo) did not yet find the time to cleanup
> them once forever.
> Another (almost stable) new feature is the possibility of using voxel
> geometries. A voxel description can be mixed with a normal FLUKA geometry
> using a relatively simple input format described in the manual. FLUKA
> care of generating "run time" the voxel regions with a very efficient,
> very smart algorithm we are very proud of. The geometry has been already
> used with CT scans of patients.
> The expiration date is one year in the future. This release has a
> long expiration time, also thanks to the negotiations between INFN and
> which were very successfull in defining a common project for the code
> If anybody is interested in knowing more about the FLUKA CERN-INFN
> please go to http://www.fluka.org and look under NEWS.
> The long expiration date does not mean that there will be no further
> in that time frame. We plan a release with some significant physics
> just after the summer.
> A few technical warnings:
> - the old options DUMPTHEM and LANDAU have been removed, substituted
> respectively by USERDUMP and IONFLUCT. The rationale is to remove all
> options whose original purpose is now meaningless or non-existent.
> The new use of these options is better underlined by the new names.
> These changes should also avoid that (very) old input files containing
> these options are run without realizing they could do pretty different
> things. In order to assure a smooth transition, the old option names
> are still accepted and mapped on the new ones, with some complain in
> the output file (not forever!!)
> - Many commons had variables added/eliminated, please recompile and check
> your user routines. Some commons have been taken out, no one of interest
> for the user as far as I remember.
> - A lot of behind the scene cleanup has been done, mostly but not only
> in the electromagnetic part. Whole routines disappeared (natural
> It should be completely transparent for the generic user.
> - Versions compiled under RedHat 7.3 (gcc-2.96) and RedHat 8.0 (gcc-3.2)
> now provided for Linux, the latter being the default one. The RH8.0
> should work flawlessly under RedHat 9 as well, but we do not yet have
> machine to confirm this. Versions for RedHat 6.x are no longer
> if you use such very old operating system versions or equivalent, please
> upgrade if you need to use Fluka; we have no way to produce a working
> version for them. Thanks to RedHat crazy policy of breaking
> all the time, the RH7.3 version will not likely work under RH7.x, x < 3.
> I would STRONGLY prefer to avoid providing a third (RH7.x, x<3) FLUKA
> version, unless some users will feel particularly unhappy. Let me (not)
> | Alfredo Ferrari || Tel.: +41.22.767.6119
> | CERN-AB || Fax.: +41.22.767.7555
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> | Switzerland || Alfredo.Ferrari@mi.infn.it
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