Parallel ABM for Electricity Distribution Grids: A Case Study [chapter]

Fanny Boulaire, Mark Utting, Robin Drogemuller
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper introduces a parallel implementation of an agent-based model applied to electricity distribution grids. A fine-grained shared memory parallel implementation is presented, detailing the way the agents are grouped and executed on a multi-threaded machine, as well as the way the model is built (in a composable manner) which is an aid to the parallelisation. Current results show a medium level speedup of 2.6, but improvements are expected by incorporating newer distributed or parallel
more » ... schedulers into this implementation. While domain-specific, this parallel algorithm can be applied to similarly structured ABMs (directed acyclic graphs).
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54420-0_55 fatcat:j5yw64bu2rh57d6ksjsidd3rry