Dr. Luke,

But does it allow for distributed memory computations? One instance of Mason running on multiple nodes? With agents / objects possibly moving / communicating from node to node?



On Dec 6, 2007 9:23 PM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
My approach is much more complex:

Shell scripts and rsh.


On Dec 6, 2007, at 8:48 PM, Maciej M. Latek wrote:

> Glen,
> That is very interesting issue you raise. I understand you are
> interested in fine-grained distributed memory applications: I have
> experimented recently with Proactive.  While learning curve might
> be steep (which is not helped by rather unresponsive mailing list
> for Proactive), after you work out initial problems with deployment
> it is great fun to work with. The only draw back is that after you
> transform your agents into Proactive ActiveObjects and create
> environment based on Proactive Domains, there is no Mason left
> (Proactive takes care of scheduling). It is possible to have large
> scale simulation deployed to cluster based on Proactive and small
> scale desktop Mason one that share 90% of code, in particular you
> won't have to change neither your agent code or environment code,
> just things that deal with instantiation and visualization.
> Proactive comes bundled with tool called IC2D (Interactive Control
> and Debugging of Distribution), which is great help when you want
> to monitor or improve performance of your simulation.  I have heard
> good things about Network Attached Memory solutions like
> Terracotta, but have not yet tried them out: they look interesting
> though. Check out proceedings of last AGENT conference, there are
> some papers that talk about those issues..
> What scale of simulation are we talking about that a decent 8 core
> desktop with plenty of RAM is not enough?
> Regards
> Maciek
> On Dec 6, 2007 7:59 PM, Glen E. P. Ropella < [log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> What toolchains do y'all use for parallelizing your MASON simulations?
> Note that I'm not talking about multi-processor machines but
> clusters or
> loose collections of networked machines.
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