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Agents for Games and Simulations

Volume 5920 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 16-32

Distributed Platform for Large-Scale Agent-Based Simulations

  • David ŠišlákAffiliated withAgent Technology Center, Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • , Přemysl VolfAffiliated withAgent Technology Center, Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • , Michal JakobAffiliated withAgent Technology Center, Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • , Michal PěchoučekAffiliated withAgent Technology Center, Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

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Abstract

We describe a distributed architecture for situated large-scale agent-based simulations with predominately local interactions. The approach, implemented in AglobeX Simulation platform, is based on a spatially partitioned simulated virtual environment and allocating a dedicated processing core to the environment simulation within each partition. In combination with dynamic load-balancing, such partitioning enables virtually unlimited scalability of the simulation platform. The approach has been used to extend the AgentFly air-traffic test-bed to support simulation of a complete civilian air-traffic touching National Air-Space of United States. Thorough evaluation of the system has been performed, confirming that it can scale up to a very high number of complex agents operating simultaneously (thousands of aircraft) and determining the impact of different configurations of the simulation architecture on its overall performance.