Sequential Versus Parallel Simulationprogramms


DMASS - A Distributed Multi Agent System for Social Simulation
This is -like SMASS- an action centered system, but it runs on properly distributed hardware (transputer systems). On the hardware level, each actor is represented by one processor and the appertaining memory. All relations and interactions are executed in terms of exchange of messages via hard wired links. The system is programmed in a distributed version of PROLOG Brain Aid Prolog which yields a practically unrestricted range of message contents and thus has a big advantage over most other programmes struggling with particular formats for message contents. Results can be depicted with the graphics package from SMASS. Alas, there are no more active transputers systems available.

Brendel, K. R. 2010. Parallele oder Sequentielle Simulationsmethode?, Herbert Utz Verlag, München.
Balzer, W. and Brendel, K. 1996. DMASS: A Distributed Multi-Agent System for Simulation in Social Science, manuscript,
    (see DMASS paper).