Creating scalable traffic simulation on clusters

Agathocles Gourgoulis, Gabor Terstyansky, Peter Kacsuk, Stephen Winter

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Abstract

This paper describes the implementation of a transport simulation in a parallel environment. The implementation is based on a graphical parallel programming environment called P-GRADE. The transport simulator, called MadCity, simulates a specific road network of a city and shows cars moving on the roads. To achieve scalability of the traffic simulation, the use of templates is necessary. This helps to control the number of participating processes required for the simulation without making modifications to the simulator's source code. Performance results are collected from four, eight and sixteen nodes of the Parsifal cluster and compared with the sequential execution results of the simulator. The implementation of the transport simulator is extended further to support the simulation of multiple cities within the same cluster and on the Grid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Proceedings, PDP 2004
Pages60-65
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 12 2004
EventProceedings - 12th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Proceedings, PDP 2004 - A Coruna, Spain
Duration: Feb 11 2004Feb 13 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Euromicro Conference on Parellel, Distribeted and Network-based Proceeding

Other

OtherProceedings - 12th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Proceedings, PDP 2004
CountrySpain
CityA Coruna
Period2/11/042/13/04

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Gourgoulis, A., Terstyansky, G., Kacsuk, P., & Winter, S. (2004). Creating scalable traffic simulation on clusters. In Proceedings - 12th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Proceedings, PDP 2004 (pp. 60-65). (Proceedings - Euromicro Conference on Parellel, Distribeted and Network-based Proceeding). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMPDP.2004.1271428