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Towards Performance Evaluation of Conservative Distributed Discrete-Event Network Simulations Using Second-Order Simulation

Andelfinger, P. 1; Hartenstein, H. 1
1 Institut für Telematik (TM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Whether a given simulation model of a computer network will benefit from parallelization is difficult to determine in advance, complicated by the fact that hardware properties of the simulation execution environment can substantially affect the execution time of a given simulation. We describe SONSim, an approach to predict the execution time based on a simulation of an envisioned distributed network simulation (second-order simulation). SONSim takes into account both network model characteristics and hardware properties of the simulation execution environment. To show that a SONSim prototype is able to predict distributed performance with acceptable accuracy we study three reference network simulation models differing fundamentally in topology and levels of model detail – simple topologies comprised of interconnected subnetworks, peer-to-peer networks and wireless networks. We evaluate the performance predictions for multiple configurations by comparing predictions for the three reference network models to execution time measurements of distributed simulations on physical hardware using both Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnects. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1145/2486092.2486120
Zitationen: 2
Zitationen: 2
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Zentrale Einrichtungen (Zentrale Einrichtungen)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-4503-1920-1
KITopen-ID: 1000036020
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation, SIGSIM-PADS 2013; Montreal, QC; Canada; 19 May 2013 through 22 May 2013
Verlag Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Seiten 221-230
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