Parallel Programming Approaches for an Agent-based Simulation of Concurrent Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Outbreaks


In this paper we propose parallelized versions of an agent-based simulation for concurrent pandemic and seasonal influenza outbreaks. The objective of the implementations is to significantly reduce the replication time and allow faster evaluation of mitigation strategies during an ongoing emergency. The simulation was initially parallelized using the g++ OpenMP library. We simulated the outbreak in a population of 1,000,000 individuals to evaluate algorithm performance and results. In addition to the OpenMP parallelization, a proposed CUDA implementation is also presented.

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