The 2009 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation
June 21 - 24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany
TUESDAY PLENARY SPEECH
High Performance Computing and Stochastic Simulations for Life Sciences
University Vice President and Director of the Inter-University Computing Center (CIRI)
Blaise Pascal University
The purpose of this talk is to present the challenges for High Performance Computing in the context of Life Sciences simulation with stochastic approaches. The first part will give a short presentation dealing with the differences between various paradigms: Grid Computing, Internet Computing and Cloud Computing, Peer-To-Peer, Cluster Computing, Meta Computing and Parasitic computing. Then, in a second part, the focus will be given to the distribution of stochastic applications and to the distribution of simulation experiments (whether stochastic or not). Different techniques in use to distribute random numbers will be presented as well as future research directions. A highlight will be given to optimization techniques and real applications on ecological modelling and medical projects will be presented. The case of successful large scale simulations and data challenges on the EGEE Grid will also be exposed.