A1 Journal article – refereed
Parallel Imperialist Competitive Algorithms

List of Authors: Amin Majd, Golnaz Sahebi, Masoud Daneshtalab, Juha Plosila, Shahriar Lotfi, Hannu Tenhunen
Publisher: WILEY
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Volume number: 30
Issue number: 7
Number of pages: 26
ISSN: 1532-0626


The importance of optimization and NP-problem solving cannot be overemphasized. The usefulness and popularity of evolutionary computing methods are also well established. There are various types of evolutionary methods; they are mostly sequential but some of them have parallel implementations as well. We propose a multi-population method to parallelize the Imperialist Competitive Algorithm. The algorithm has been implemented with the Message Passing Interface on 2 computer platforms, and we have tested our method based on shared memory and message passing architectural models. An outstanding performance is obtained, demonstrating that the proposed method is very efficient concerning both speed and accuracy. In addition, compared with a set of existing well-known parallel algorithms, our approach obtains more accurate results within a shorter time period.

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