Seventeenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, 2003. (PADS 2003). Proceedings. (2003)
San Diego, California
June 10, 2003 to June 13, 2003
Robert R. Henry , Cray, Inc.
Simon H. Kahan , Cray, Inc.
Jason Liu , Dartmouth College
David M. Nicol , Dartmouth College
Large-scale parallel discrete event simulations of massive networks, such as the Internet, are "Grand Challenge" problems: packet level simulation of even a small fraction of the Internet would consume the resources of the most powerful computers available. We reimplement the SSF Scalable Simulation Framework so we can run large-scale network simulations originally written for DaSSF. Our implementation, CraySSF, is designed for the Cray-MTA, a multithreaded supercomputer architecture developed specifically to address large-scale computations of the kind that are not easily distributed. This paper describes the architecture, implementation issues, and preliminary performance results on a variety of (stock) serial and parallel architectures.
D. M. Nicol, J. Liu, R. R. Henry and S. H. Kahan, "An Implementation of the SSF Scalable Simulation Framework on the Cray MTA," Seventeenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, 2003. (PADS 2003). Proceedings.(PADS), San Diego, California, 2003, pp. 77.