Model Optimization and Parameter Estimation with Nimrod/O

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Title Model Optimization and Parameter Estimation with Nimrod/O
Author Abramson, David; Peachey, Tom; Lewis, Andrew
Publication Title International Conference on Computational Science 2006 (ICCS2006)
Editor V.N. Alexandrov, G.D. van Albada, P.M.A. Sloot and J. Dongarra
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Heidelberg
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Abstract Optimization problems where the evaluation step is computationally intensive are becoming increasingly common in both engineering design and model parameter estimation. We describe a tool, Nimrod/O, that expedites the solution of such problems by performing evaluations concurrently, utilizing a range of platforms from workstations to widely distributed parallel machines. Nimrod/O offers a range of optimization algorithms adapted to take advantage of parallel batches of evaluations. We describe a selection of case studies where Nimrod/O has been successfully applied, showing the parallelism achieved by this approach.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Springer-Verlag. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at
ISBN 3-540-34379-2
Conference name International Conference on Computational Science 2006 (ICCS2006)
Location University of Reading, UK
Date From 2006-05-28
Date To 2006-05-31
Date Accessioned 2007-02-12
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject Optimisation
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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