Execution performance is an important practical issue for agent based modeling. This document traces the path of a Java Swarm model from performance profiling and evaluation through to redesign and reimplementation of a much faster sibling model. This document is available on the World Wide Web (http://www.santafe.edu/~mgd/swarmfest2000/performance.html). Additional example code is available here (ftp://ftp.swarm.org/pub/swarm/src/users-contrib/anarchy/java_performance-0.0.tar.gz).
"Writing fast models in Swarm,"
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