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A graphical toolset for simulation modelling of parallel systems

Delaitre, Thierry and Ribeiro-Justo, George R. and Spies, François and Winter, Stephen (1997) A graphical toolset for simulation modelling of parallel systems. Parallel Computing, 22 (13). pp. 1823-1836. ISSN 0167-8191

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-8191(96)00079-8


In this paper, a simulation model for incorporation within a performance-oriented parallel software development environment is presented. This development environment is composed of a graphical design tool, a simulation facility, and a visualisation tool. Simulation allows parallel program performance to be predicted and design alternatives to be compared. The target parallel system models a virtual machine composed of a cluster of workstations interconnected by a local area network. The simulation model architecture is modular and extensible which allows re-configuration of the platform. The model description and the validation experiments which have been conducted to assess the correctness and the accuracy of the model are also presented.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2011 12:25
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