Agent Based Modelling (ABM), is an approach for modelling dynamic systems and studying complex and emergent behaviour. ABM approach is a very common technique in biological domain due to high demand for a large scale analysis tool to collect and interpret information to solve biological problems. However, simulating large scale cellular level models (i.e. large number of agents/entities) require a high degree of computational power which is achievable through parallel computing methods such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The use of parallel approaches in ABMs is growing rapidly specifically when modelling in continuous space system (particle based). Parallel implementation of particle based simulation within continuum space where agents contain quantities of chemicals/substances is very challenging. Pair-wise interactions are different abstraction to continuous space (particle) models which is commonly used for immune system modelling. This paper describes an approach to parallelising the key component of biological and immune system models (pair-wise interactions) within an ABM model. Our performance results demonstrate the applicability of this method to a broader class of biological systems with the same type of cell interactions and that it can be used as the basis for developing complete immune system models on parallel hardware.
|Titolo:||Parallel Pair-Wise Interaction for Multi-Agent Immune Systems Modelling|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|