Proceedings Thirteenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation. PADS 99. (Cat. No.PR00155) (1999)
May 1, 1999 to May 4, 1999
This paper presents a checkpointing scheme for optimistic simulation which is a mixed approach between periodic and probabilistic checkpointing. The latter, basing on statistical data collected during the simulation, aims at recording as checkpoints states of a logical process that have high probability to be restored due to rollback (this is done in order to make those states immediately available). The periodic part prevents performance degradation due to state reconstruction (coasting forward) cost whenever the collected statistics do not allow to identify states highly likely to be restored.Hence, this scheme can be seen as a highly general solution to tackle the checkpoint problem in optimistic simulation. A performance comparison with previous solutions is carried out through a simulation study of a store-and-forward communication network in a two-dimensional torus topology.
F. Quaglia, "Combining Periodic and Probabilistic Checkpointing in Optimistic Simulation," Proceedings Thirteenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation. PADS 99. (Cat. No.PR00155)(PADS), Atlanta, Georgia, 1999, pp. 109.