Parallel and distributed simulation systems

Author: Richard M. Fujimoto
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
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A state-of-the-art guide for the implementation of distributed simulation technology. The rapid expansion of the Internet and commodity parallel computers has made parallel and distributed simulation (PADS) a hot technology indeed. Applications abound not only in the analysis of complex systems such as transportation or the next-generation Internet, but also in computer-generated virtual worlds for military and professional training, interactive computer games, and the entertainment industry. In this book, PADS expert Richard M. Fujimoto provides software developers with cutting-edge techniques for speeding up the execution of simulations across multiple processors and dealing with data distribution over wide area networks ,including the Internet. With an emphasis on parallel and distributed discrete event simulation technologies, Dr. Fujimoto compiles and consolidates research results in the field spanning the last twenty years, discussing the use of parallel and distributed computers in both the modeling and analysis of system behavior and the creation of distributed virtual environments. While other books on PADS concentrate on applications, Parallel and Distributed Simulation Systems clearly shows how to implement the technology. It explains in detail the synchronization algorithms needed to properly realize the simulations, including an in-depth discussion of time warp and advanced optimistic techniques. Finally, the book is richly supplemented with references, tables and illustrations, and examples of contemporary systems such as the Department of Defense's High Level Architecture (HLA), which has become the standard architecture for defense programs in the United States.

Distributed Computing

Author: Hagit Attiya
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471453246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The explosive growth of distributed computing systems makes understanding them imperative. To make this notoriously difficult subject accessible, 'Distributed Computing; Fundamentals, Simulations, and Advanced Topics; Second Edition', provides a solid introduction to the mathematical foundations and theory of distributed computing, highlighting common themes and basic techniques. The authors present the fundamental issues underlying the design of distributed systems - communication, coordination, synchronization, and uncertainty - as well as fundamental algorithmic concepts and lower-bound techniques. The book’s unifying approach emphasizes the similarities between different models and explains inherent discrepancies between them.

Innovations in Multi Agent Systems and Application 1

Author: Dipti Srinivasan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642144349
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an overview of multi-agent systems and several applications that have been developed for real-world problems. Multi-agent systems is an area of distributed artificial intelligence that emphasizes the joint behaviors of agents with some degree of autonomy and the complexities arising from their interactions. Multi-agent systems allow the subproblems of a constraint satisfaction problem to be subcontracted to different problem solving agents with their own interest and goals. This increases the speed, creates parallelism and reduces the risk of system collapse on a single point of failure. Different multi-agent architectures, that are tailor-made for a specific application are possible. They are able to synergistically combine the various computational intelligent techniques for attaining a superior performance. This gives an opportunity for bringing the advantages of various techniques into a single framework. It also provides the freedom to model the behavior of the system to be as competitive or coordinating, each having its own advantages and disadvantages.

Parallel and Distributed Discrete Event Simulation

Author: Carl Tropper
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590333778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discrete-event simulation has long been an integral part of the design process of complex engineering systems and the modelling of natural phenomena. Many of the systems that we seek to understand or control can be modelled as digital systems. In a digital model, we view the system at discrete instants of time, in effect taking snapshots of the system at these instants. For example, in a computer network simulation an event can be the sending of a message from one node to another node while in a VLSI logic simulation, the arrival of a signal at a gate may be viewed as an event. Digital systems such as computer systems are naturally susceptible to this approach. However, a variety of other systems may also be modelled this way. These include transportation systems such as air-traffic control systems, epidemiological models such as the spreading of a virus, and military war-gaming models. This book is representative of the advances in this field.

Large Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations

Author: Werner Dubitzky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130499
Format: PDF
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Complex systems modeling and simulation approaches are being adopted in a growing number of sectors, including finance, economics, biology, astronomy, and many more. Technologies ranging from distributed computing to specialized hardware are explored and developed to address the computational requirements arising in complex systems simulations. The aim of this book is to present a representative overview of contemporary large-scale computing technologies in the context of complex systems simulations applications. The intention is to identify new research directions in this field and to provide a communications platform facilitating an exchange of concepts, ideas and needs between the scientists and technologist and complex system modelers. On the application side, the book focuses on modeling and simulation of natural and man-made complex systems. On the computing technology side, emphasis is placed on the distributed computing approaches, but supercomputing and other novel technologies are also considered.

Solutions to Parallel and Distributed Computing Problems

Author: Albert Y. Zomaya
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
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Solving problems in parallel and distributed computing through the use of bio-inspired techniques. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in computational methods patterned after natural phenomena, with biologically inspired techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, or evolutionary computer models increasingly being harnessed for problem solving in parallel and distributed computing. Solutions to Parallel and Distributed Computing Problems presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in the field, providing researchers and practitioners with critical information on the use of bio-inspired techniques for improving software and hardware design in high-performance computing. Through contributions from top leaders in the field, this important book brings together current research results, exploring some of the most intriguing and cutting-edge topics from the world of biocomputing, including: * Parallel and distributed computing of cellular automata and evolutionary algorithms * How the speedup of bio-inspired algorithms will help their applicability in a wide range of problems * Solving problems in parallel simulation through such techniques as simulated annealing algorithms and genetic algorithms * Techniques for solving scheduling and load-balancing problems in parallel and distributed computers * Applying neural networks for problem solving in wireless communication systems

Mobile Processing in Distributed and Open Environments

Author: Peter Sapaty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471195726
Format: PDF
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to WAVE, a revolutionary technology that combines the power and flexibility of conventional sequential programming with the open, fully distributed architectures found in the most sophisticated CORBA-based systems. Developed by Peter Sapaty--a noted pioneer in the use of intelligent agents in open and distributed computing--more than a decade before Java, WAVE was designed specifically for use in large-scale distributed information systems. In Mobile Processing in Distributed and Open Environments, Sapaty provides a complete, hands-on tutorial in the WAVE programming language and its applications. Rather than simply describe the language and its features, he supplies a vast collection of WAVE algorithms, fully explained with working examples and application suggestions. He also supplies expert advice and guidance on designing, developing, and managing agent systems. Crucial topics covered include: * Managing information networks * Designing and managing communication networks * Performing distributed simulation and virtual reality with WAVE * Building and managing intelligent infrastructures for distributed systems * Using WAVE in conventional programming

Intelligent Agents in Data intensive Computing

Author: Joanna Kołodziej
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331923742X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents new approaches that advance research in all aspects of agent-based models, technologies, simulations and implementations for data intensive applications. The nine chapters contain a review of recent cross-disciplinary approaches in cloud environments and multi-agent systems, and important formulations of data intensive problems in distributed computational environments together with the presentation of new agent-based tools to handle those problems and Big Data in general. This volume can serve as a reference for students, researchers and industry practitioners working in or interested in joining interdisciplinary work in the areas of data intensive computing and Big Data systems using emergent large-scale distributed computing paradigms. It will also allow newcomers to grasp key concepts and potential solutions on advanced topics of theory, models, technologies, system architectures and implementation of applications in Multi-Agent systems and data intensive computing.

Tools and Environments for Parallel and Distributed Computing

Author: Salim Hariri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471474845
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An invaluable reference for anyone designing new parallel or distributed systems. Includes detailed case studies of specific systems from Stanford, MIT, and other leading research universities. The authors emphasize performance, surveying all available techniques.