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Proceedings 16th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (2002)
Washington, D.C.
May 12, 2002 to May 15, 2002
ISSN: 1087-4097
ISBN: 0-7695-1608-4
pp: 35
Voon-Yee Vee , Nanyang Technological University
Wen-Jing Hsu , Nanyang Technological University
Fossil collection plays an important role in managing the memory utilization in parallel simulations with Time Warp. We describe a novel fossil collection method that incurs low overhead in reclaiming memory buffers occupied by processed events. The time complexities of the existing and the proposed methods are analyzed and presented. We have also tested the methods with a number of real-world and synthetic workload simulations, and confirmed that the proposed method indeed incurs lower overhead than the existing methods in most cases.
Fossil collection; Time Warp; memory management; optimistic methods

W. Hsu and V. Vee, "Pal: A New Fossil Collector for Time Warp," Proceedings 16th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation(PADS), Washington, D.C., 2002, pp. 35.
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