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Title: Using a desktop grid to support simulation modelling
Authors: Mustafee, N
Taylor, S J E
Keywords: Grid;Desktop Grid;WinGrid;Simulation Experimentation;COTS Simulation Packages
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the 28th Information Technology Interfaces Conference, Dubrovnik June 2006. pp. 557-562
Abstract: Simulation is characterized by the need to run multiple sets of computationally intensive experiments. We argue that Grid computing can reduce the overall execution time of such experiments by tapping into the typically underutilized network of departmental desktop PCs, collectively known as desktop grids. Commercial-off-the-shelf simulation packages (CSPs) are used in industry to simulate models. To investigate if Grid computing can benefit simulation, this paper introduces our desktop grid, WinGrid, and discusses how this can be used to support the processing needs of CSPs. Results indicate a linear speed up and that Grid computing does indeed hold promise for simulation.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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