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The Master-Slave Architecture for Evolutionary Computations Revisited

  • Christian Gagné
  • Marc Parizeau
  • Marc Dubreuil
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2724)

Abstract

The recent availability of cheap Beowulf clusters has generated much interest for Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computations (PDEC) [1]. Another often neglected source of CPU power for PDEC are networks of PCs, in many case very powerful workstations, that run idle each day for long periods of time. To exploit efficiently both Beowulfs and networks of heterogeneous workstations we argue that the classic master-slave distribution model is superior to the currently more popular island-model [1].

References

  1. 1.
    E. Cantú-Paz. Efficient and accurate parallel genetic algorithms. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, USA, 2000.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Gagné
    • 1
  • Marc Parizeau
    • 1
  • Marc Dubreuil
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Vision et Systèmes Numériques (LVSN), Département de Génie Électrique et de Génie InformatiqueUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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