16 September 2004 Parallelization of MATLAB for Euro50 integrated modeling
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MATLAB and its companion product Simulink are commonly used tools in systems modelling and other scientific disciplines. A cross-disciplinary integrated MATLAB model is used to study the overall performance of the proposed 50m optical and infrared telescope, Euro50. However the computational requirements of this kind of end-to-end simulation of the telescope's behaviour, exceeds the capability of an individual contemporary Personal Computer. By parallelizing the model, primarily on a functional basis, it can be implemented across a Beowulf cluster of generic PCs. This requires MATLAB to distribute in some way data and calculations to the cluster nodes and combine completed results. There have been a number of attempts to produce toolkits to allow MATLAB to be used in a parallel fashion. They have used a variety of techniques. Here we present findings from using some of these toolkits and proposed advances.
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Michael Browne, Michael Browne, Torben E. Andersen, Torben E. Andersen, Anita Enmark, Anita Enmark, Dan Moraru, Dan Moraru, Andrew Shearer, Andrew Shearer, } "Parallelization of MATLAB for Euro50 integrated modeling", Proc. SPIE 5497, Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551317; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551317
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