[Beowulf] help on island model

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Mar 9 05:33:37 PST 2006

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, purnima wrote:

> hi,
>      I've to implement island model genetic algorithm using MPI. the problem is I've already implemented a parallel Genetic Algorithm using MPI where i divide population into subpopulations and distribute it 2 all the processors, and each processors performs sequential GA on its subpopulation after some iteration these processors migrates its best chromosome toe ach other and again proceed.
> My problem is that i dnt understand what exactly is island model? what island represents??  how shud i implement it..
> Plz reply soon..
> thanx

Well, this list isn't likely to help you (although it might -- a number
of us including myself play with GAs).  Google Is Your Friend (GIYF).
"genetic algorithm island model" yields dozens of obviously relevant
hits, including ones on parallel program design.  See e.g.


but this is just one of a LOT of hits.


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