Summary: Simulating Computer Networks using Clusters of PCs
David Abramson + Rok Sosic #
Kieran Power +
+School of Computer Science and Software Engineering #Griffith University
Monash University Nathan, Qld 4111.
Clayton, Vic 3168.
Simulation has become the dominant technique for
evaluating the performance of many products before real
hardware is produced. In computer networks, this is
particularly true, and can avoid expensive hardware and
software development. Using simulation it is possible to
explore different protocols and design options, under
different loads, long before the design is frozen.
However, such simulations can be time consuming,
especially if a large number of scenarios are to be
considered. In this paper, we show how it is possible to
perform distributed execution of a network simulation
written for the OpNet package. This is performed using a