Computing Platforms for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Simulations: The Niche for Heterogeneous Systems

  • Worawan Marurngsith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8669)


A rapid shift of computing platforms for large-scale multi-agent simulation (MAS) towards higher parallelism using tools from simulation frameworks has made the impact of MAS logic on performance become transparent. This limits the perspective of developing MAS logic towards a sustained high performance direction. This paper presents a review of 62 works related to large-scale MASs published on Scopus from 2010 – April 2014. The review was compiled in three aspects (a) the recent direction of computing platforms, (b) the state of the art in simulation frameworks, and (c) the synergy between MAS logic and scalable performance achieved. The results confirm that the nature of dynamic interactions of autonomous agents among themselves, groups, and environments has most impact on performance of computing platforms. The analysis of the results shows the correspondence between the nature of MAS logic and the execution model of heterogeneous systems. This features heterogeneous systems as a promising platform for the even larger-scale MASs in the future.


agent-based simulation multi-agent simulation platform simulation framework review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Worawan Marurngsith
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and TechnologyThammasat UniversityPathum ThaniThailand

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