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Parallelism Potentials in Distributed Simulations of Kademlia-Based Peer-to-Peer Networks

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


The benefits of distributing a network simulation depend on characteristics of the simulated network. Performance improvements reported in the literature are comparatively low for peer-to-peer overlay networks in particular, as the logical topology of these networks can necessitate frequent synchronization between the processors executing the simulation. In this paper, we show that a speedup of up to a factor of $6.0$ using 16 nodes connected using InfiniBand and close to linear reductions in memory usage are possible for simulations of Kademlia-based networks. Our distributed simulator implementation enables simulations of one of the largest peer-to-peer networks at full scale of about 10 million peers. Based on the two fundamental goals of minimizing communication between processors and minimizing synchronization overheads, we propose two strategies for assigning simulated nodes to processors. We analyze the effects of the two strategies and show that each strategy supports one of the goals, while being detrimental to the other. We propose efficiency metrics that expose how much of the potential for parallel execution is exploited by a simulator. ... mehr

DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2014.254609
Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 4
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Zentrale Einrichtungen (Zentrale Einrichtungen)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-163190007-5
KITopen-ID: 1000038043
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTools 2014; Lisbon; Portugal; 17 March 2014 through 19 March 2014. Ed.: R. Roland
Verlag ICST
Seiten 41-50
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