An introduction to Parallel and Distributed Simulation

An introduction to Parallel and Distributed Simulation Parallel and distributed simulation has been around for three decades. The synchronisation algorithms we used to ensure correct simulation running on parallel computers have been widely known and understood. The applications in real world cases are mixed. We have seen a number of good applications in computer networks simulations and military-related simulations. The applications in computational science, transportation science, and social sciences have also been reported. This lecture presents an introduction to parallel simulation and distributed simulation. It will explain the differences between parallel simulation and distributed simulation. Major synchronisation algorithms used in parallel simulation will be explained with examples. Similarly, the latest IEEE standard for distributed simulation, i.e. HLA Evolved will be explained. Examples using a parallel simulation tool and a distributed simulation tool will be given. This should give a good foundation for those who are interested in using parallel and distributed simulation.


Lecturer: Dr. Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University, United Kingdom -
Organizer: Department of Software Technologies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, University of Pardubice
Date: December 4, 2012 – 11 a.m.
Venue: Lecture-room H2, Náměstí Čs. legií 565, 530 02 Pardubice
Contact person: Ing. Michael Bažant, Ph.D.
Phone: 466 037 224