Virtual Time Horizon Control via Communication Network Design [article]

Z. Toroczkai, H. Guclu
2003 arXiv   pre-print
We consider massively parallel discrete event simulations where the communication topology among the processing elements is a complex graph. In the case of regular topologies we review recent results on virtual time horizon management. First we analyze the computational scalability of the conservative massively parallel update scheme for discrete event simulations by using the analogy with a well-known surface growth model, then we show that a simple modification of the regular PE communication
more » ... topology to a small-world topology will also ensure measurement scalability. This leads to a fully scalable parallel simulation for systems with asynchronous dynamics and short-range interactions. Finally, we present numerical results for the evolution of the virtual time horizon on scale-free Barabasi-Albert networks serving as communication topology among the processing elements.
arXiv:cond-mat/0304617v1 fatcat:avdoztbwgjae7pfeigwapclnhe