Using ZPL to develop a parallel chaos router simulator

W. Richardson, M. L. Bailey, W. H. Sanders

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This paper reports on our experience in writing a parallel version of a chaos router simulator using the new data-driven parallel language ZPL. The simulator is a large program that tests the capabilities of ZPL. The (parallel) ZPL program is compared with the existing serial implementation on two very different architectures: a 16-processor Intel Paragon and a cluster of eight Alpha workstations. On the Paragon, the simulator performs best when simulating medium- to large-sized routers, and on the Alpha cluster, it performs best when simulating large routers. Thus a user can choose the parallel platform best suited to the router size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-816
Number of pages8
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'96 - Coronado, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 8 1996Dec 11 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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