Experiences with network simulation

Lawrence S. Brakmo, Larry Lee Peterson

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Abstract

Simulation is a critical tool in developing, testing, and evaluating network protocols and architectures. This paper describes x-Sim, a network simulator based on the x-kernel, that is able to fully simulate the topologies and traffic patterns of large scale networks. It also illustrates the capabilities and usefulness of the simulator with case studies. Finally, based on our experiences using x-Sim, we identify a set of principles (guidelines) for network simulation, and present concrete examples that quantify the value of these principles, along with the cost of ignoring them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerformance Evaluation Review
Pages80-90
Number of pages11
Volume24
Edition1
StatePublished - May 1996

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Brakmo, L. S., & Peterson, L. L. (1996). Experiences with network simulation. In Performance Evaluation Review (1 ed., Vol. 24, pp. 80-90)

Experiences with network simulation. / Brakmo, Lawrence S.; Peterson, Larry Lee.

Performance Evaluation Review. Vol. 24 1. ed. 1996. p. 80-90.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Brakmo, LS & Peterson, LL 1996, Experiences with network simulation. in Performance Evaluation Review. 1 edn, vol. 24, pp. 80-90.
Brakmo LS, Peterson LL. Experiences with network simulation. In Performance Evaluation Review. 1 ed. Vol. 24. 1996. p. 80-90
Brakmo, Lawrence S. ; Peterson, Larry Lee. / Experiences with network simulation. Performance Evaluation Review. Vol. 24 1. ed. 1996. pp. 80-90
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