At RIVO (www.rivo.nl) the behaviour of fishermen is simulated. The amount of calculations needed to accomplish this simulation is surprisingly high. The computerprogram, running on a PC and written in C++, was ported to SARA's Teras system. The subsequent serial and parallel optimization resulted in a speedup of a factor 5000.
The program was parallelized using OpenMP.
This project was funded by NCF, project nr. NRG-2002.01.