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Distributed/Parallel Modeling and Simulation

Distributed M&S is the one which executes its model parts (e.g., federation of models, submodels, model components, subcomputations) on geographically or locally distributed computers. Distributed M&S enables geographically dispersed people to interact with the running simulation typically for training purposes.

Parallel M&S is the one which executes its model parts (e.g., federation of models, submodels, model components, subcomputations) on different processors of the same computer for the purpose of achieving faster execution time.


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Gas Cloud Simulation

A simulation of how a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy.

Advanced Test Reactor Simulation

Advanced simulation capabilities can model reactors, such as INL's Advanced Test Reactor shown here, from atomic scales to full-sized reactor assemblies.

Underwater EVA Simulation

Underwater simulation of extravehicular activity (EVA).

Combat Simulation

A screen capture depicts a combat situation in a digital world during a command post exercise inside the Joint Multinational Simulations Center.

Motorcycle Simulator

Testing motorcycle simulator at the Pentagon to get a feel for how the bike would handle some situations.

Wake Turbulence Simulation

Wake turbulence simulation for an Airbus A340 on final approach, just before touchdown.

Driving Conditions Simulator

View from the cockpit of the simulator. Multiple screens provide a view similar to what one would see in a snowplow on the road.

Molecules Simulation

Dynamic computer simulations of molecular systems.

Global Aerosols Simulation

This portrait of global aerosols was produced by a Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) simulation at a 10-kilometer resolution.

Driving Simulation

Simulation for driving training.

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Distributed/Parallel Modeling and Simulation




Disciplines Using Distributed / Parallel M&S

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biological Sciences
    • Biological Systems Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Business
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Science and Mechanics
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geological Sciences
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Management Science
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Operations Research
    • Physics
    • Systems Engineering
    • Training

Intended Uses / Objectives

    • Improve execution efficiency
    • Enable geographically-dispersed users to use the M&S application over a network either for problem solving or training.


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