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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 5 Issue 4, Oct. 1995

Time-segmentation parallel simulation of networks of queues with loss or communication blocking
Sigrún Andradóttir, Teunis J. Ott
Pages: 269-305
DOI: 10.1145/226275.226276
This article is concerned with the efficient simulation of communication systems on parallel processors. In most of the article, we assume that the communication system under study can be modeled as a system of finite exponential queues with a...

Fast simulation of packet loss rates in a shared buffer communications switch
Cheng-Shang Chang, Philip Heidelberger, Perwez Shahabuddin
Pages: 306-325
DOI: 10.1145/226275.226277
This article describes an efficient technique for estimating, via simulation, the probability of buffer overflows in a queueing model that arises in the analysis of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) communication switches. There are multiple...

A comparative study of parallel algorithms for simulating continuous time Markov chains
David M. Nicol, Philip Heidelberger
Pages: 326-354
DOI: 10.1145/226275.226278
This article describes methods for simulating continuous time Markov chain models, using parallel architectures. The basis of our method is the technique of uniformization; within this framework there are a number of options concerning optimism...