An implementation of the SSF scalable simulation framework on the Cray MTA

R. R. Henry, S. H. Kahan, J. Liu, D. M. Nicol

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Abstract

Large-scale parallel discrete event simulations of massive networks, such as the Internet, are "Grand Challenge" problems: packet level simulation of even a small fraction of the Internet would consume the resources of the most powerful computers available. We reimplement the SSF scalable simulation framework so we can run large-scale network simulations originally written for DaSSF. Our implementation, CraySSF, is designed for the Cray-MTA, a multithreaded supercomputer architecture developed specifically to address large-scale computations of the kind that are not easily distributed. We describe the architecture, implementation issues, and preliminary performance results on a variety of (stock) serial and parallel architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 17th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, PADS 2003
EditorsPhilip A. Wilsey, George F. Riley
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages77-85
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0769519709, 9780769519708
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, PADS 2003 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2003Jun 13 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 17th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, PADS 2003

Other

Other17th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, PADS 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/10/036/13/03

Keywords

  • Computational modeling
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks
  • Computer simulation
  • Concurrent computing
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Distributed computing
  • IP networks
  • Large-scale systems
  • Supercomputers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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