A cluster computing implementation of a Monte Carlo simulation of a particle growth mechanism
Williams, S. A., Mitchell, P. C. H. and Fagg, G. E. (1994) A cluster computing implementation of a Monte Carlo simulation of a particle growth mechanism. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 4 (3-4). pp. 275-280. ISSN 1744-5779
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Clusters of computers can be used together to provide a powerful computing resource. Large Monte Carlo simulations, such as those used to model particle growth, are computationally intensive and take considerable time to execute on conventional workstations. By spreading the work of the simulation across a cluster of computers, the elapsed execution time can be greatly reduced. Thus a user has apparently the performance of a supercomputer by using the spare cycles on other workstations.