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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