Proceedings Thirteenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation. PADS 99. (Cat. No.PR00155) (1999)
May 1, 1999 to May 4, 1999
Most successful examples of parallel simulation models were developed for parallel execution, from the beginning. A number of simulation models are designed only for sequential simulation, even in languages like PARSEC, that support both sequential and parallel simulation algorithms. Converting such simulation models to a form that yields good performance with a parallel implementation can be non-trivial. In this paper we describe a case study showing this conversion process for a simulation model of replicated file systems. The details of the major steps taken in converting the simulation into a parallel simulation are presented: correctness changes; performance changes such as communication topology simplification and lookahead specification; and modeling changes to eliminate performance bottlenecks. The details and performance improvements of each step are presented in this paper.
L. Bajaj, R. Bagrodia and R. Meyer, "Case Study: Parallelizing a Sequential Simulation Model," Proceedings Thirteenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation. PADS 99. (Cat. No.PR00155)(PADS), Atlanta, Georgia, 1999, pp. 29.