Dynamic Load Balancing for Simulations of Biological Aging

Meisgen, Frank (1997) Dynamic Load Balancing for Simulations of Biological Aging.
Published in: International Journal of Modern Physics : C, Physics and computers Vol. 8 (3). pp. 575-582.


The efficient usage of parallel computers and workstation clusters for biologically motivated simulations depends first of all on a dynamic redistribution of the workload. For the development of a parallel algorithm for the Penna model of aging we have used a dynamic load balancing library, called PLB. It turns out that PLB manages a nearly balanced load situation during runtime taking only a low communication overhead. We compare different architectures like parallel computers and nondedicated heterogeneous networks, and give some results for large populations.

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