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Performance of distributed multiscale simulations.

Borgdorff, J; Ben Belgacem, M; Bona-Casas, C; Fazendeiro, L; Groen, D; Hoenen, O; Mizeranschi, A; ... Chopard, B; + view all (2014) Performance of distributed multiscale simulations. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci , 372 (2021) 10.1098/rsta.2013.0407. Green open access

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Multiscale simulations model phenomena across natural scales using monolithic or component-based code, running on local or distributed resources. In this work, we investigate the performance of distributed multiscale computing of component-based models, guided by six multiscale applications with different characteristics and from several disciplines. Three modes of distributed multiscale computing are identified: supplementing local dependencies with large-scale resources, load distribution over multiple resources, and load balancing of small- and large-scale resources. We find that the first mode has the apparent benefit of increasing simulation speed, and the second mode can increase simulation speed if local resources are limited. Depending on resource reservation and model coupling topology, the third mode may result in a reduction of resource consumption.

Type: Article
Title: Performance of distributed multiscale simulations.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0407
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2013.0407
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
Keywords: distributed multiscale computing, multiscale simulation, performance
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1434531
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