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Parallel Microscopic Simulation of Metropolitan-scale Traffic

Fernandes, R. ; Vieira, F. V. ; Ferreira, M.

Parallel Microscopic Simulation of Metropolitan-scale Traffic, Proc Annual Simulation Symp. , San Diego, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, April, 2013.

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We present a scalable and high-performance microscopic
simulator capable of simulating metropolitan-scale traffic.
We analyze the requirements for a realistic level of detail
and present techniques for optimizing the performance of the
simulator and maintain coherence when scaling into parallel
computing architectures. To demonstrate its capabilities, we
simulate the San Francisco Bay Area road network. Finally,
we provide a performance comparison with other free/open-
source simulators and show that our simulator not only out-
performs existing solutions but also scales well when running
in multi-core environments.