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Parallelization of MATLAB for Euro50 integrated modeling
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5497, Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551317
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Browne, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
Torben E. Andersen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Anita Enmark, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Dan Moraru, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Andrew Shearer, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5497:
Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy
Simon C. Craig; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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