Natural models of parallel computations

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Course “Natural models of parallel computing”, given for senior students of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow State University, is devoted to the issues of supercomputer implementation of natural computational models and is, in fact, an introduction to the theory of natural computing, a relatively new branch of science, formed at the intersection of mathematics, computer science and natural sciences (especially biology). Topics of the natural computing include both already classic subjects such as cellular automata, and relatively new, introduced in the last 10–20 years, such as swarm intelligence. Despite its biological origin, all these models are widely applied in the fields related to computer data processing. Research in the field of natural computing is closely related to issues and technology of parallel computing. Presentation of theoretical material of the course is accompanied by a consideration of the possible schemes for parallel computing, in the practical part of the course it is supposed to perform by the students a software implementation using MPI technology and numerical experiments to investigate the effectiveness of the chosen schemes of parallel computing.

Keywords: natural computing, evolutionary algorithms, artificial life
Citation in English: Ershov N.M., Popova N.N. Natural models of parallel computations // Computer Research and Modeling, 2015, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 781-785

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