The Winter Simulation Conference serves as the initial publication venue for many advances in ranking and selection (R&S), including the recently developed R&S procedures that exploit high-performance parallel computing. We formulate a new stylized model for representing parallel R&S procedures, and we provide an overview of existing R&S procedures under the stylized model. We also discuss why designing R&S procedures for a parallel computing platform is nontrivial and speculate on the future of parallel R&S procedures. In this chapter, “parallel computing” means multiple processors that can execute distinct simulations independently, rather than vector or array processors designed to speed up vector-matrix calculations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Advances in Modeling and Simulation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Seminal Research from 50 Years of Winter Simulation Conferences|
|Editors||Andreas Tolk, John Fowler, Guodong Shao, Enver Yücesan|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||27|
|State||Published - 2018|