Application and support for high-performance simulation
Taylor, Simon J.E.
High performance simulation that supports sophisticated simulation experimentation and optimization can require non-trivial amounts of computing power. Advanced distributed computing techniques and systems found in areas such as High Performance Computing (HPC), High Throughput Computing (HTC), grid computing, cloud computing and e-Infrastructures are needed to provide effectively the computing power needed for the high performance simulation of large and complex models. In simulation there has been a long tradition of translating and adopting advances in distributed computing as shown by contributions from the parallel and distributed simulation community. This special issue brings together a contemporary collection of work showcasing original research in the advancement of simulation theory and practice with distributed computing. This special issue is divided into two parts. This first part focuses on research pertaining to high performance simulation that support a range of applications including the study of epidemics, social networks, urban mobility and real-time embedded and cyber-physical systems. Compared to other simulation techniques agent-based modeling and simulation is relatively new; however, it is increasingly being used to study large-scale problems. Agent-based simulations present challenges for high performance simulation as they can be complex and computationally demanding, and it is therefore not surprising that this special issue includes several articles on the high performance simulation of such systems.
Research Councils UK
types: Editorial Comment
Vol. 89, Issue 10, pp. 1151 - 1153