Parallel ABM for electricity distribution grids : a case study

Boulaire, Fanny, Utting, Mark, & Drogemuller, Robin (2013) Parallel ABM for electricity distribution grids : a case study. In an Mey, Dieter, Alexander, Michael, Bientinesi, Paolo, Cannataro, Mario, Clauss, Carsten, Costan, Alexandru, et al. (Eds.) Euro-Par 2013: Parallel Processing Workshops BigDataCloud, DIHC, FedICI, HeteroPar, HiBB, LSDVE, MHPC, OMHI, PADABS, PROPER, Resilience, ROME, and UCHPC 2013, Aachen, Germany, August 26-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, Springer Verlag, Aachen, Germany, pp. 565-574.

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This paper introduces a parallel implementation of an agent-based model applied to electricity distribution grids. A fine-grained shared memory parallel implementation is presented, detailing the way the agents are grouped and executed on a multi-threaded machine, as well as the way the model is built (in a composable manner) which is an aid to the parallelisation. Current results show a medium level speedup of 2.6, but improvements are expected by incor-porating newer distributed or parallel ABM schedulers into this implementa-tion. While domain-specific, this parallel algorithm can be applied to similarly structured ABMs (directed acyclic graphs).

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ID Code: 63508
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: electricity distribution grid, network, composable ABM
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54420-0_55
ISBN: 978-3-642-54419-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
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Deposited On: 12 Feb 2014 23:09
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2015 00:11

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