Hi R-Sig-Geo,

I am working on a project related to deterministic probabilistic seismic
hazard analysis (PSHA).  I know this sounds quite like an oxymoron, but the
idea is to use deterministic simulations of seismic wave propagation (due
to a dearth of data at large magnitudes) to help make statistical
inferences about seismic hazard in a particular area.

This project involves simulating several dozen up to several thousand large
grids (< 1 million degrees of freedom) using SGSim that represent an
earthquake source.  Right now, I am using the R gstat package for the
simulation and it works great for a 'prototype' of the model, but I believe
the performance is too slow for a 'production' version of the model where
the simulation of several thousand grids becomes a reality.

Does anyone have any benchmarking data comparing the SGSim implementation
in R to an implementation in pure C or Fortran? Or a C or Fortran code that
performs the simulation for me to run and share the benchmarking results?


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