Distributed Platform for Large-Scale Agent-Based Simulations

  • David Šišlák
  • Přemysl Volf
  • Michal Jakob
  • Michal Pěchouček
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5920)


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.


Virtual World Multiagent System Hardware Resource Simulation Platform Simulation Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Šišlák
    • 1
  • Přemysl Volf
    • 1
  • Michal Jakob
    • 1
  • Michal Pěchouček
    • 1
  1. 1.Agent Technology Center, Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzech Technical University in Prague 

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