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Type: Conference paper
Title: JAPARA - A Java parallel random number generator library for high-performance computing
Author: Coddington, P.
Newell, A.
Citation: International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium: proceedings / sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing ; in cooperation with IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing, ACM SIGARCH:pp.156-162
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Publisher Place: CD-ROM
Issue Date: 2004
ISBN: 0769521320
Conference Name: IPDPS 2004 (18th : 2004 : Santa Fe, New Mexico)
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P. D. Coddington, A. J. Newell
Abstract: Random number generators are one of the most common numerical library functions used in scientific applications. The standard random number generator provided within Java is fine for most purposes, however it does not adequately meet the needs of large-scale scientific applications, such as Monte Carlo simulations. Previous work has addressed some of these problems by extending the standard Random API in Java and providing an implementation that includes a choice of several different generator algorithms. One issue that was not addressed in this work was concurrency. Implementations of the standard Java random number generator use synchronized methods to support the use of the generator across multiple Java threads, however this is a sequential bottleneck for parallel applications. Here we present a proposal for further extending the standard API to support parallel generation of random number streams, which we have implemented in JAPARA, a Java Parallel Random Number Generator Library for high-performance computing.
Description: Copyright © 2004 IEEE
RMID: 0020041738
DOI: 10.1109/IPDPS.2004.1303143
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