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Parallel differential evolution

Tasoulis, DK and Pavlidis, Nicos and Plagianakos, Vassilis P. and Vrahatis, Michael N. (2004) Parallel differential evolution. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2004). IEEE, pp. 2023-2029. ISBN 0-7803-8515-2

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Abstract

Parallel processing has emerged as a key enabling technology in modern computing. Recent software advances have allowed collections of heterogeneous computers to be used as a concurrent computational resource. In this work we explore how differential evolution can be parallelized, using a ring-network topology, so as to improve both the speed and the performance of the method. Experimental results indicate that the extent of information exchange among subpopulations assigned to different processor nodes, bears a significant impact on the performance of the algorithm. Furthermore, not all the mutation strategies of the differential evolution algorithm are equally sensitive to the value of this parameter.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 50923
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2011 14:20
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:43
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50923

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