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Title: Comparative parallel execution of SWAT hydrological model on multicore and grid architectures
  Author: Denisa Rodila, Victor Bacu, Dorian Gorgan   Email author(s)
  Address: Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 28, G. Baritiu Str., 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ' Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 28, G. Baritiu Str., 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ' Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 28, G. Baritiu Str., 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  Journal: International Journal of Web and Grid Services 2012 - Vol. 8, No.3  pp. 304 - 320
  Abstract: The paper presents a comparative analysis made on the calibration of a large-scale model, executed both on grid and multicore architectures. The goal is to highlight the advantages brought by the grid infrastructure over the multicore architecture, especially for large-scale applications, which require large amounts of data and a large number of executions. The large-scale application used as a case study for this research work is the calibration of a large-scale SWAT hydrological model, covering the Danube River Basin.
  Keywords: grid computing; multicore architectures; comparative analysis; SWAT; hydrological models; model calibration; modelling; grid infrastructure; Danube.
  DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2012.049172
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