Performance Optimisations for a Numerical Solution to a 3D Model of Tumour-Induced Angiogenesis on a Parallel Programming Platform
Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2015, Pages: 38-49
Received: Sep. 9, 2015;
Accepted: Sep. 23, 2015;
Published: Oct. 28, 2015
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Paul M. Darbyshire, Department of Computational Biophysics, Algenet Cancer Research, Nottingham, UK
The challenging issues of cancer prevention and cure lie in the need for a more detailed knowledge of the dynamic processes and mechanisms of cellular behaviour and tumour growth dynamics. In this paper we extend a previous 2D parallel implementation of a continuous-discrete model of tumour-induced angiogenesis to the more realistic 3D case. In particular, we look in-depth at available performance optimisation techniques to further improve the computational method and explore in more detail the hardware architecture. Recent evidence clearly indicates that GPU-accelerated computing can greatly facilitate researchers, clinicians and oncologists by performing time-saving in-silico experiments that have the potential to assist in quantifying cellular parameters, highlight model features, and help explore new cancer treatments and therapies.
Paul M. Darbyshire,
Performance Optimisations for a Numerical Solution to a 3D Model of Tumour-Induced Angiogenesis on a Parallel Programming Platform, Cell Biology.
Vol. 3, No. 3,
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