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Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing

Volume 2790 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 533-536

Applied Grid Computing: Optimisation of Photonic Devices

  • Duan H. BeckettAffiliated withDepartment of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • , Ben HiettAffiliated withDepartment of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • , Ken S. ThomasAffiliated withDepartment of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • , Simon J. CoxAffiliated withSchool of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an application of grid computing to solve an important industrial problem: that of optimising the band gap of photonic crystals, which are an important technology in future generation telecomms and sensing. The computational power grid enabled months of experimentation to be performed in a weekend. Of particular interest was the necessity to run jobs on both Linux and Windows resources.