Analysis and optimization of a demographic simulator for parallel environments

Vanessa Busing-Meneses, Cristina Montanola-Sales, Josep Casanovas-Garcia, Alessandro Pellegrini

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In the past years, the advent of multi-core machines has led to the need for adapting current simulation solutions to modern hardware architectures. In this poster, we present a solution to exploit multicore shared-memory capacities in Yades, a parallel tool for running socio-demography dynamic simulations. We propose to abandon the single-threaded programming approach addresses in Yades by using ROOT-Sim, a library which allows to apply discrete event simulation to parallel environments profiting share-memory capabilities. As a result of this new approach, our results show the improvement in Yades' performance and scalability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467397438
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015 - Huntington Beach, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHuntington Beach


  • ABM
  • Demography
  • PDES
  • Parallel simulation
  • Social Simulation


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