Parallelization of an ecological landscape model by functional decomposition

Citation
Cf. Cornwell et al., Parallelization of an ecological landscape model by functional decomposition, ECOL MODEL, 144(1), 2001, pp. 13-20
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
ECOLOGICAL MODELLING
ISSN journal
0304-3800 → ACNP
Volume
144
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
13 - 20
Database
ISI
SICI code
0304-3800(20011001)144:1<13:POAELM>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
A functional scheme is described to parallelize computer simulations of gri d-based ecological landscape models. The method is implemented using the Me ssage Passing Interface protocol and is applied to the Everglades Landscape Vegetation Model. On a two-processor system, the speed-up is satisfactory and the overall performance of the program is competitive with traditional parallelization techniques such as geometrical decomposition. The method is discussed, timing information is provided for three different parallel mac hines, and some further developments are indicated. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scien ce B.V. All rights reserved.