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DOI 10.5286/raltr.2012006
Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/62439
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Record Id 62439
Title The EURACE agent-based economic model : benchmarking, assessment and optimization
Abstract This report describes the authors' experiences in developing and optimising the serial and parallel versions of a very large complex agent-based economic model. The EURACE Model was developed as part of the EU Framework 6 project EURACE using the Flexible Large-scale Agent Modelling Environment - FLAME - which has been developed in a collaboration between the Computer Science Department of the University of Sheffeld and the Software Engineering Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The report contains a brief description of FLAME, which is an applications program generator for agent-based simulations and its parallel implementation. However the bulk of the report is concerned with the process of developing and optimising the serial and parallel versions of the EURACE model. This includes a description of the tools developed by the project to aid this development and how they were used in debugging the EURACE Model. The final sections of the report describe some of the large-scale benchmark simula-tions performed with a study of the effects of serial sections on the overall parallel performance of such a model.
Organisation CSE-SEG , STFC , SCI-COMP
Keywords optimisation , parallelisation , agent-based modelling , economic modelling , performance analysis
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Language English (EN)
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2012-006. 2012. RAL-TR-2012-006.pdf 2012