Distributed and Generic Maximum Likelihood Evaluation

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Distributed and Generic Maximum Likelihood Evaluation
This paper presents GMLE 1 , a generic and distributed framework for maximum likelihood evaluation. GMLE is currently being applied to astroinformatics for determining the shape of star streams in the Milky Way galaxy, and to particle physics in a search for theory-predicted but yet unobserved sub-atomic particles. GMLE is designed to enable parallel and distributed executions on platforms ranging from supercomputers and high-performance homogeneous computing clusters to more heterogeneous Grid and Internet computing environments. GMLE’s modular implementation seperates concerns of developers into the distributed evaluation frameworks, scientific models, and search methods, which interact through a simple API. This allows us to compare the benefits and drawbacks of different scientific models using different search methods on different computing environments. We describe and compare the performance of two implementations of the GMLE framework: an MPI version that more effectively...
Travis J. Desell, Nathan Cole, Malik Magdon-Ismail
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Travis J. Desell, Nathan Cole, Malik Magdon-Ismail, Heidi Jo Newberg, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Carlos A. Varela
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