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Computational Infrastructure for Parallel, Distributed, and Grid-based Monte Carlo Computations

Michael Mascagni
Department of Computer Science, Florida State University

Thursday, October 9, 2003 15:00-16:00,
Room 145, NIST North (820)
Thursday, October 9, 2003 13:00-14:00,
Room 5000

Abstract: In this talk we summarize some of our work in creating computational infrastructure to enable Monte Carlo computations in parallel, distributed, and Grid-based environments. We begin with a brief overview of the Scalable Parallel Random Number Generators (SPRNG) Library. This provides high quality pseudorandom numbers in all the above environments. We also discuss quasirandom numbers based on scrambling in this context. We then discuss specific Grid services for Monte Carlo that we recently developed. These services reduce wallclock time and improve the trustworthiness and integrity of Grid-based computations.
Contact: R. F. Boisvert

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