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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) - Special Issue PADS, Volume 26 Issue 1, December 2015



Section: Special Issue PADS

Editorial for Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation
Gabriel A. Wainer
Article No.: 1e
DOI: 10.1145/2845147

Adaptive Resource Provisioning Mechanism in VEEs for Improving Performance of HLA-Based Simulations
Zengxiang Li, Wentong Cai, Stephen John Turner, Xiaorong Li, Ta Nguyen Binh Duong, Rick Siow Mong Goh
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2717309

Parallel and distributed simulations (or High-Level Architecture (HLA)-based simulations) employing optimistic synchronization allow federates to advance simulation time freely at the risk of overoptimistic executions and execution...

Symbiotic Network Simulation and Emulation
Miguel A. Erazo, Rong Rong, Jason Liu
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2717308

A testbed capable of representing detailed operations of complex applications under diverse network conditions is invaluable for understanding the design and performance of new protocols and applications before their real deployment. We introduce...

A Methodology to Model the Execution of Communication Software for Accurate Network Simulation
Stein Kristiansen, Thomas Plagemann, Vera Goebel
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2746233

Network simulation is commonly used to evaluate the performance of distributed systems, but these approaches do not account for the performance impact that protocol execution on nodes has on performance, which can be significant. We provide a...

Static Analysis Techniques for Semiautomatic Synthesis of Message Passing Software Skeletons
Matthew Sottile, Jason Dagit, Deli Zhang, Gilbert Hendry, Damian Dechev
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2778888

The design of high-performance computing architectures requires performance analysis of large-scale parallel applications to derive various parameters concerning hardware design and software development. The process of performance analysis and...

Efficient Parallel Discrete Event Simulation on Cloud/Virtual Machine Platforms
Srikanth B. Yoginath, Kalyan S. Perumalla
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2746232

Cloud and Virtual Machine (VM) technologies present new challenges with respect to performance and monetary cost in executing parallel discrete event simulation (PDES) applications. Due to the introduction of overall cost as a metric, the...

Formalization of Weak Emergence in Multiagent Systems
Claudia Szabo, Yong Meng Teo
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2815502

Emergence becomes a distinguishing system feature as system complexity grows with the number of components, interactions, and connectivities. Examples of emergent behaviors include the flocking of birds, traffic jams, and hubs in social networks,...

Automatic Runtime Adaptation for Component-Based Simulation Algorithms
Tobias Helms, Roland Ewald, Stefan Rybacki, Adelinde M. Uhrmacher
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2821509

The state and structure of a model may vary during a simulation and, thus, also its computational demands. Adapting simulation algorithms to these demands at runtime can therefore improve their performance. While this is a general and...

Parallel Simulation and Virtual-Machine-Based Emulation of Software-Defined Networks
Dong Jin, David M. Nicol
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2834116

The emerging software-defined networking (SDN) technology decouples the control plane from the data plane in a computer network with open and standardized interfaces, and hence opens up the network designers’ options and ability to innovate....