Load Balancing in Parallel Molecular Dynamics
International Symposium on Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel 1998
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Abstract
Implementing a parallel molecular dynamics as a parallel application presents some unique load balancing challenges. Non-uniform distribution of atoms in space, along with the need to avoid symmetric redundant computations, produces a highly irregular computational load. Scalability and efficiency considerations produce further irregularity. Also, as the simulation evolves, the movement of atoms causes changes in the load distributions. This paper describes the use of an object-based, measurement-based load balancing strategy for a parallel molecular dynamics application, and its impact on performance.
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L. V. Kale and Milind Bhandarkar and Robert Brunner, "Load Balancing in Parallel Molecular Dynamics", Fifth International Symposium on Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1457, 1998, pp. 251--261.
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