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Table 2 Performance results of three different MC verification cases in CloudMC. For each case, the results of two simulations with different number of histories are presented

From: Monte Carlo verification of radiotherapy treatments with CloudMC

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3
MC programs Geant4 + PenEasy BEAMnrc + PenEasy PenEasy_PRIMO
LINAC ONCOR PRIMUS CLINAC 2300
RT treatment H&N mArc Prostate static IMRT Lung SBRT
Simulation # 1 2 1 2 1 2
Number of Workers 200 400 200 400 200 400
1st Worker SUT 8.1 5.6 6.4 7.9 5.9 5.9
Last Worker SUT 10.7 9.7 8.8 9.9 12.8 11.5
Workers mean time 6.8 ± 0.9 12.0 ± 1.9 3.5 ± 0.7 5.5 ± 1.4 7.7 ± 0.4 11.4 ± 0.8
Reducer merge time 1.3 2.4 1 1.9 3.1 8.3
Reducer upload time 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.25
Total simulation time 21.1 28.3 14.5 20.2 23.2 33.4
Uncertainty (k = 2) 3.6% 1.7% 2.9% 1.4% 3.8% 1.9%
Estimated cost (€) 4.3 15.7 2.6 7.4 5.5 13.6
  1. SUT Start-up Time. All time measurements are given in minutes