ASTEC 2012, Asian Simulation Technology Conference, February 24-26, 2012, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan,Tutorials

Conference Tutorial

Professor David Hill
ISIMA, Universite Blaise Pascal
Campus des Cezeaux, P.O.Box 125
F-63175 Aubiere Cedex, France
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How do we safely distribute random streams to our parallel stochastic models?

High Performance Computing is becoming more and more available to a wider population of scientists. However, the distribution of parallel random number streams still has to be mastered though we have at our disposal statistically sound random number generators according to very tough testing libraries. This tutorial will present the different partitioning techniques with their corresponding software from the point of view of a simulation practitioner. The case of multi-cores and multicore processors architecture that are now affordable will also be discussed. Non-specialists in parallelizing stochastic simulations need help and advice in distributing rigorously their experimental plans and replications according to the state of the art in pseudo-random numbers partitioning techniques.


Professor David Hill is currently Vice President of Blaise Pascal University in charge of ICT. He is also past director of the Inter-Univeristy Computing Center (CIRI) (2008-2010). From august 2005 to august 2007, he was deputy director of ISIMA Computer Science & Modeling Institute (French Grande Ecole d’Ingénieur) where he managed various departments before 2005. Since 1990, David Hill has authored or co-authored more than a hundred and fifty papers and he has also published many text books. Professor David Hill has served as chairman or program chairman at various international conferences. He is Associate Editor and reviewer for simulation journals. (more info on