Akaroa-2: Exploiting Network Computing by Distributing Stochastic Simulation
In this paper we discuss an application of network comput- ing in the area of stochastic simulation. We focus on main programming issues associated with designing of the latest version of AKAROA2, a simulation package in which network computing is applied in a practical and user-friendly way. This implemention is based on Multiple Repli- cations In Parallel (MRIP) scenario of distributed simulation, in which multiple computers of a network operate as concurrent simulation engines generating statistically equivalent simulation output data, and submit- ting them to global data analysers responsible for analysis of the nal results and for stopping the simulation. The MRIP scenario can achieve speedup equal to the number of processors used.