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Modeling and Distributed Simulation of a Broadband-ISDN Network
September 1993 (vol. 26 no. 9)
pp. 37-51

A distributed approach to communication network simulation using a network of workstations configured as a loosely coupled parallel processor to model and simulate the broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN) is proposed. In a loosely coupled parallel processor system, a number of concurrently executable processors communicate asynchronously using explicit messages over high-speed links. Since this architecture is similar to that of B-ISDN networks, it constitutes a realistic testbed for their modeling and simulation. The authors describe an implementation of this approach on 50 Sun workstations at Brown University. Performance results, based on representative B-ISDN networks and realistic traffic models, indicate that the distributed approach is efficient and accurate.

Arthur Chai, Sumit Ghosh, "Modeling and Distributed Simulation of a Broadband-ISDN Network," Computer, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 37-51, Sept. 1993, doi:10.1109/2.231279
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