Concurrent Simulation of Diffusion in Biomembranes

This project centers around developing a concurrent extension of an existing serial code (developed by Dr. Juyang Huang) that performs Monte Carlo simulations of lipid mixtures in biomembranes. The target platform for the concurrent code is a 16-node Beowulf cluster located in the physics department.

Issues that must be addressed include:

Useful Background Sources

  1. Naeem Jan, Turab Lookman, and David A. Pink, "On Computer Simulation Methods Used To Study Models of Two-Component Lipid Bilayers," Biochemistry 23, 3227-3231 (1984).
  2. Juyang Huang and Gerald W. Feigenson, "Monte Carlo Simulation of Lipid Mixtures: Finding Phase Separation," Biophysical Journal 65, 1788-1794 (1993).
  3. Donald E. Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming," Vol II, Chapter 3, (Addison-Wesley, 1998).
  4. Barry Wilkinson and Michael Allen, "Parallel Programming: Techniques and Applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel Computers," (Prentice Hall, 1999).

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