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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 57
DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VII.1

Distributed Simulation of Agent-Based Systems

G. Theodoropoulos and B. Logan

School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, England

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
G. Theodoropoulos, B. Logan, "Distributed Simulation of Agent-Based Systems", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Mechanics with High Performance Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 147-153, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.57.7.1
Abstract
Agent-based systems are increasingly being applied in a wide range of areas including telecommunications, business process modelling, computer games, control of mobile robots and military simulations. Such systems are typically extremely complex and it is often useful to be able to simulate an agent-based system to learn more about its behaviour or investigate the implications of alternative architectures. However conventional distributed simulation techniques cannot easily be applied to the problem of modelling the interaction of a system of autonomous components. In this paper, we propose a general framework for the distributed simulation of agent-based systems and sketch an algorithm for the efficient distribution of agents and their environment across multiple processors.

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