Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-016


Performance, scalability and Object-Orientation in Discrete Graph-based Simulation Models

K. A. Hawick and H. A. James

Archived February 2005


Many interesting simulation problems in computational physics and engineering are posed on a regular data structure, such as a lattice, in two or three dimensions. There is increasing interest however in studying systems on less regular graphs that are embedded in Euclidean spaces of dimensions higher than three. We report on our experiences in attempting to formulate a highly general object-oriented framework in Java for simulating complex model systems on a generalised mesh in arbitrary dimensions and connectivity geometry. We discuss the performance and scalability issues that arose for managing large-scale complex model simulations and exploring their phase-spaces.

Keywords: Java-based simulation; scalability; OO-simulation; graph model; arbitrary geometry.

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  author = {K. A. Hawick and H. A. James},
  title = {Performance, scalability and Object-Orientation in Discrete Graph-based
	Simulation Models},
  booktitle = {Int. Conf. on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'05)},
  year = {2005},
  pages = {25-31},
  address = {Las Vegas, USA},
  month = {27-30 June},
  publisher = {CSREA},
  note = {ISBN 1-932415-70-X}

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