COMPASS Project

Project Overview

The goal of the COMPASS (Composable and Parallel Simulation of Internetworks) project is to provide a framework to create large scale network simulations by using parallel and distributed simulation techniques.  The simulations can be homogeneous, such as several ns simulations operating together, or heterogeneous such as ns and GloMoSim operating together. By using distributed simulations, the overall size of the network model being simulated can grow substantially larger than a single, serial simulation.

The COMPASS project is supported by NSF under contract number ANI 99-77544.

Software Distribution Web Pages

Parallel and Distributed ns (pdns)

NixVector ns (nvns)


People

Faculty and Staff:

Students:


Publications

  • Updateable Simulations,
    Steve Ferenci, Mostafa Ammar, Richard Fujimoto, George Riley
    To appear in Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation,
    Washington DC. May 2002 (PADS-2002) Paper: pdf

  • Simulating Large Networks: How Big is Big Enough?,
    George Riley and Mostafa Ammar
    Proceedings of the First International Conference on Grand Challenges for Modeling and Simulation,
    January 28-31, 2002, San Antonio, TX. Paper: ps

  • Experiences Parallelizing a Commercial Network Simulator,
    Hao Wu, Richard Fujimoto, George Riley,
    Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference,
    December 2001 (WSC-2001) Paper: pdf

  • Split Protocol Stack Network Simulations Using the Dynamic Simulation Backplane,
    Donghua Xu, George Riley, Mostafa Ammar, Richard Fujimoto,
    Proceedings of the ninth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems,
    August 2001 (MASCOTS-2001) Paper: ps.gz

  • Virtual Time Synchronization over Unreliable Network Transport,
    Kalyan Perumalla, Richard Fujimoto,
    Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation,
    May 2001 (PADS-2001)

  • Distributed Network Simulations using the Dynamic Simulation Backplane,
    George Riley, Mostafa Ammar, Richard Fujimoto, Kalyan Perumalla, Donghua Xu,
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems,
    April 2001 (ICDCS-2001) Paper: pdf

  • Stateless Routing in Network Simulations.,
    G. F. Riley, M. H, Ammar, R. M. Fujimoto,
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems,
    August 2000, SanFrancisco, CA. (Mascots 2000), Paper: ps

  • A Generic Framework for Parallelization of Network Simulations.,
    G. F. Riley, R. M. Fujimoto, M. H. Ammar
    Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems,
    Mascots 1999, College Park Md. October 1999
    Paper: ps,


    This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ANI 99-77544. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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