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Title: Supporting simulation in industry through the application of grid computing
Authors: Mustafee, N
Taylor, S J E
Keywords: Simulation;Grid Computing;Commercial Simulation packages;Desktop Grids
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, December 2008. pp. 1077-1085
Abstract: An increased need for collaborative research, together with continuing advances in communication technology and computer hardware, has facilitated the development of distributed systems that can provide users access to geographically dispersed computing resources that are administered in multiple computer domains. The term grid computing, or grids, is popularly used to refer to such distributed systems. Simulation is characterized by the need to run multiple sets of computationally intensive experiments. Large scale scientific simulations have traditionally been the primary benefactor of grid computing. The application of this technology to simulation in industry has, however, been negligible. This research investigates how grid technology can be effectively exploited by users to model simulations in industry. It introduces our desktop grid, WinGrid, and presents a case study conducted at a leading European investment bank. Results indicate that grid computing does indeed hold promise for simulation in industry.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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