Parallel Monte Carlo Simulation Using Desktop Computers
J H. Scott, Robert L. Myklebust, Dale Newbury
Monte Carlo simulation of electron scattering in solids has proven valuable to electron microscopists for many years. The electron trajectories, x-ray generation volumes, and scattered electron signals produced by these simulations are used in quantitative x-ray microanalysis, image interpretation, experimental design, and hypothesis testing. Unfortunately, these simulations are often computationally expensive, especially when used to simulate an image or survey a multidimensional region of parameter space.Here we present techniques for performing Monte Carlo simulations in parallel on a cluster of existing desktop computers.
Microscopy and Microanalysis
message passing, Monte Carlo simulation, parallel computing, worker/manager model
, Myklebust, R.
and Newbury, D.
Parallel Monte Carlo Simulation Using Desktop Computers, Microscopy and Microanalysis
(Accessed December 6, 2023)