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Proceedings 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (1997)
Lockenhaus, AUSTRIA
June 10, 1997 to June 13, 1997
ISSN: 1087-4097
ISBN: 0-8186-7964-6
pp: 156
Anand Natrajan , University of Virginia
Paul F. Reynolds Jr , University of Virginia
Sudhir Srinivasan , Mystech Associates Inc.
Multi-resolution representation of simulated entities is considered essential for a growing portion of distributed simulations. Heretofore, modelers have represented entites at just one level of resolution, or have represented concurrent representations in an inconsistent manner. We address the question of the cost of maintaining multiple, concurrent representations. We present a brief overview of our concept of a Multiple Resolution Entity (MRE) and Attribute Dependency Graph (ADG) both originally described elsewhere, and then compare simulation and consistency costs of some approaches, including our own MRE/ADG-based approach, to multi-resolution modeling. The cost analysis presented here is the first known analysis of its type, and will provide a basis for simulation designers to determine the best, and most cost-effective approach to supporting simulation of entities at different levels of resolution concurrently.

P. F. Reynolds Jr, A. Natrajan and S. Srinivasan, "MRE: A Flexible Approach to Multi-Resolution Modeling," Proceedings 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation(PADS), Lockenhaus, AUSTRIA, 1997, pp. 156.
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