Efficient state management to speed up simultaneous simulation of alternate system configurations

Shravan Gaonkar, Tod Courtney, William H. Sanders

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Simulation is a useful tool for engineering systems, and it is used in numerous and diverse fields. Simulation of large systems can result in better designs, and make the design process more efficient. One important use of simulation lies in comparing different simulation models that represent competing or alternative designs before the actual deployment and implementation. Simultaneous Simulation of Alternative System Configurations (SSASC) provides a methodology that exploits the structural similarity among the alternative configurations and results in an efficient simulation algorithm that evaluates alternative configurations of a system simultaneously. In this paper, we designed and implemented an efficient data structure for simulation state management to speed up SSASC. This approach is orthogonal to parallel or distributed simulation. The resulting improved algorithm could form the basis of an efficient parallel simulation framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, IMM
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M 2006 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 4 2006Oct 6 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M


OtherInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation


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