Title

Replicating Parallel Simulation on Heterogeneous Clusters

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

An effective approach of replicating parallel discrete-event simulation on heterogeneous workstation clusters is presented. In this approach, each replication of parallel simulation known as replicated parallel simulator (RPS) can reconfigure adaptively according to runtime resource availability. RPSs compete with other applications for computing resources in a shared-network environment of workstation clusters through a runtime system called Comedians. This approach aims to combine the benefits of parallelism and replication so that overall simulation performance can be enhanced. Experimental studies presented in this paper exhibit the effectiveness and the adaptability of the approach with different scheduling policies. The studies also show that coalition formation among the RPSs can further improve simulation performance and avoid counter-productive competition.

Keywords

Parallel simulation, Workstation cluster, Replication, Parallel workload scheduling, Auction

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Journal of Systems Architecture

Volume

44

Issue

3/4

First Page

273

Last Page

292

ISSN

1383-7621

Identifier

10.1016/S1383-7621(97)00041-6

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1383-7621(97)00041-6