International Conference on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC'02) (2002)
Sept. 22, 2002 to Sept. 25, 2002
C. Maple , University of Luton
D. Lisowski , University of Luton
J Zhang , University of Luton
Many problems require determining the root of a real-valued function of a single variable. Maple and Marletta  presented a parallel algorithm that can be used to determine a simple root of such functions. High levels of efficiency were proved for functions satisfying a set of conditions. In this work we present a framework and subsequently a piece of software to evaluate the performance of their algorithm under various conditions and for functions with varying characteristics. We also consider the effects of implementing the algorithm over a heterogeneous network, presenting results and recommendations.
C. Maple, J. Zhang and D. Lisowski, "Determining Roots of Real-Valued Functions of a Single Variable over a Distributed Network," International Conference on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC'02)(PARELEC), Warsaw, Poland, 2002, pp. 323.