Evolutionary Computing within Grid Environment [chapter]

Ashutosh Tiwari, Gokop Goteng, Rajkumar Roy
2007 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
Evolutionary computing (EC) techniques such as genetic algorithm (GA), genetic programming (GP), evolutionary programming (EP) and evolution strategies (ES) mimic nature through natural selection to perform complex optimisation processes that require more than one solutions. Grid-enabled environment provides suitable framework for EC techniques due to its computational and data capabilities. In addition, the semantic and knowledge Grids aid in the design search and exploration for
more » ... e optimisation tasks. This chapter explores some problem solving environments such as Geodise (Grid-Enabled Optimisation Design Search for Engineering), FIPER (Federated Intelligent Product Environment), SOCER (Service-Oriented Concurrent Environment), DAME (Distributed Aircraft Maintenance Environment) and Globus toolkit to demonstrate how EC techniques can be performed more efficiently within Grid environment. Service-oriented and autonomic computing features of Grid are discussed to highlight how EC algorithms can be published as services by service providers and used by service requestors dynamically. Grid computational steering and visualisation are features that can be used for real-time tuning of parameters and visual display of optimal solutions. This chapter demonstrates that grid-enabled evolutionary computing marks the future of optimisation techniques.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72377-6_10 fatcat:4yxshlsyhnecviqixokburq2oe