Alias, Norma and Masseri, Mohd. Ikhwan Safa and Islam, Md. Rajibul and Khalid, Siti Nurhidayah (2009) The visualization of three dimensional brain tumors' growth on distributed parallel computer systems. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 505512. ISSN 18125654

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Abstract
The main objective of this study is to visualize the brain tumorsâ€™ growth in threedimensional and implement the algorithm on distributed parallel computer systems. The Partial Differential Equations (PDE) to solve the mathematical problem will be discussed in this study. The growth of the brain tumor through angiogenic process is described as parabolic model in partial differential equations. The discretization of the threedimensional parabolic equations for the brain tumorâ€™s growth mathematical model using a numerical finitedifference method will be implemented from the previous study of two dimensional model and thus a parallelization of algorithm simulation to computational resources based on highperformance computing systems will be used to generate the growth of the brain tumor in three dimensional. The study also includes an observation of the behaviour of the cells graphically and Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) is used to communicate the platforms involved in the computational clusters. A comparison of sequential and parallel algorithm will be discussed and this study will address the major issues of the parallel computers performance in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, speedup, and temporality.
Item Type:  Article 

Uncontrolled Keywords:  Partial Differential Equations (PDE), 3D parabolic equations, finite difference method, parallel virtual machine, parallel computing, brain tumor 
Subjects:  Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science Q Science > QA Mathematics 
Divisions:  Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known) 
ID Code:  8472 
Deposited By:  Dr Norma Alias 
Deposited On:  28 Apr 2009 06:28 
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