COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR – Emmet Beeker and Christine Harvey

When:
October 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2016-10-28T15:00:00-04:00
2016-10-28T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Center for Social Complexity Suite, 3rd Floor Research Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karen Underwood
703-993-9298

COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FRIDAY SEMINAR 

On high performance agent-based modeling

Emmet Beeker
Principal Simulation Modeling Engineer

Christine Harvey
Senior Simulation & Modeling Engineer

MITRE Corporation

Friday, October 28, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
Research Hall, 3rd Floor

This Friday seminar will deal with a few of the major issues involved with creating and running high-performance agent-based models.  With modern computing hardware creating large scale agent models is much easier.  Furthermore, running large scale designs of experiments are now possible, also.  However, what about very large scale agent-based models, ones where the number of agents reaches 100 million or more?  And what of dealing with designs of experiments that have 10^50 points?  Even modern hardware and software can be quickly overwhelmed by the scale of an agent-based model or experiments using them.  Under these circumstances the science of high performance computing becomes especially important.  This talk will introduce a few of these important concepts from moving past time stepping to discrete event schedulers, to the finer points of threading a model on a shared memory machine or computing cluster.  Many examples from practical, real world, problems will be used to highlight the utility of these concepts.