Scalable Self-Organizing Simulations
PI: Richard Fujimoto and Ellen Zegura
with collaborators at Bellcore, Bell
Laboratories, Boston University, Dartmouth,
Cooperating Systems Corporation, and Ultra
Students: Fang Hao and Kalyan Perumalla
Sponsor: Defense Advance Research Projects
The goal of this project is to develop
techniques to enable the simulation of
large-scale (million element) telecommunication
networks and demonstrate these techniques in
modeling a communications architecture to verify
the performance in defense-specific applications.
Specifically, we are developing modeling
techniques and software for dynamic hierarchical
modeling of subnetworks, supporting network
aggregation and de-aggregation at runtime. A
scalable parallel and distributed simulation
executive is being developed to support this
This is a joint project, code-named S3
Scalable Self-organizing Simulations at
DIMACS, Rutgers), including researchers at
Bellcore, Bell Labs, Boston University,
Dartmouth, Cooperating Systems Corporation, and
Ultra Corporation. This project is also closely
related to the twin project named Simulation
of Integrated Communication Systems.
Our contributions to the project include
- a high-performance simulation execution
framework for million-entity simulation: MegEnta
- research into modeling aspects, such as
aggregation & de-aggregation
techniques, for enabling high-fidelity
simulation of very large-scale networks: Aggregation
& de-aggregation techniques
(Includes related work prior to initiation of
- C. Carothers and R. M. Fujimoto,
``Modeling Techniques for PCS Networks,''
to appear in International Journal on
- C. D. Carothers, R.M. Fujimoto, and Y.-B.
Lin, ``Simulating Population Dependent
PCS Network Models Using Time Warp,'' 1995
Winter Simulation Conference,
December 1995, pp. 555-562.
- C. D. Carothers, Y.-B. Lin, and R. M.
Fujimoto, ``A Re-Dial Model for Personal
Communications Services Networks,'' 45th
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference,
- C. Carothers, R. M. Fujimoto and Y-B. Lin
``A Case Study in Simulating PCS Networks
Using Time Warp,'' 1995 Workshop on
Parallel and Distributed Simulation,
June 1995, pp. 87-94.
- C. D. Carothers, R. M. Fujimoto and Y-B.
Lin, and P. England ``Distributed
Simulation of Large-Scale PCS Networks,''
Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and
Simulation of Computer and
Telecommunication Systems, pp. 2-6,