Scalable ABM Paper

This page is dedicated to the development of the Scalable ABM Paper.

The SVN repository for this project is located here:

The latest version of paper is located here: (both pdf and doc version)

PDF Version of SEABM paper

DOC Version of SEABM paper

Reports and documents

Report 1 (October 1, 2009)

Report 2 (October 8, 2009)

Report 3 (October 15, 2009)

Report 4 (October 22, 2009)

Report 5 (October 29, 2009)

  • Inconsistency found while giving technical report on Oct 29, 2009 by Anand.
    • Using rank-based stochastic movement the variance in height should have no, or very little, effect on performance
    • After some investigation there was a subtle bug in the environment generation code that chopped off the tail portion of the surface (could not be seen in visualisation and difficult to identify numerically by hand) normal-surface-bug
    • I will re-run experiments with new surfaces and report the new results next week

Report 6 (November 2, 2009)

  • Meeting will be held November 2, 2009 - due to Shaowen traveling during normal meeting time

Report 7 (November 11, 2009)

Report 8 (November 18, 2009)

Experiment Design (From Wenwu Tang)
Experiment Description (Eric Shook)

Exciting update! - Scalable-abm successfully simulated over 1 billion agents on 4 billion environment cells on Ranger (July 31, 2009)!

Old information and related publications

Paper Sections

  1. Define ABM Primitives
  2. Create conceptual framework using ABM primitives
  3. Develop implementational framework using conceptual framework
  4. Case studies
    • Theoretical - A sugarscape/stupidmodel example
    • Scientific - A simplified mosquito model of disease transmission in Chicago
  5. Experiments (still in progress)
    • Scalability
    • Spatial characteristics
    • Communication / Computation

ABM Primitives

Conceptual idea