Exploiting D-Mason on Parallel Platforms: A Novel Communication Strategy

  • Gennaro Cordasco
  • Francesco Milone
  • Carmine Spagnuolo
  • Luca Vicidomini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8805)


Agent-based simulation models are a powerful experimental tool for research and management in many scientific and technological fields.

D-Mason is a parallel version of Mason, a library for writing and running Agent-based simulations.

In this paper, we present a novel development of D-Mason, a decentralized communication strategy which realizes a Publish/Subscribe paradigm through a layer based on the MPI standard. We show that our communication mechanism is much more scalable and efficient than the previous centralized one.


Publish/Subscribe MPI Agent-based simulation models Mason D-Mason Parallel Computing Distributed Systems High Performance Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennaro Cordasco
    • 1
  • Francesco Milone
    • 2
  • Carmine Spagnuolo
    • 2
  • Luca Vicidomini
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di PsicologiaSeconda Università degli Studi di NapoliItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di SalernoItaly

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