In Tolk, A., Fowler, J., Shao, G., & Yücesan, E., editors, Advances in Modeling and Simulation: Seminal Research from 50 Years of Winter Simulation Conferences, of Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications, 12, pages 249–275. Springer, 2017. Paper doi abstract bibtex
The Winter Simulation Conference serves as the initial publication venue for many advances in ranking and selection (R&S), including the recently-developed R&S procedures that exploit high-performance parallel computing. We formulate a new stylized model for representing parallel R&S procedures, and we provide an overview of existing R&S procedures under the stylized model. We also discuss why designing R&S procedures for a parallel computing platform is nontrivial and speculate on the future of parallel R&S procedures. In this chapter, ``parallel computing'' means multiple processors that can execute distinct simulations independently, rather than vector or array processors designed to speed up vector-matrix calculations.