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Making Parallel Simulations Go Fast

Reynolds, Jr; Pancerella, Carmen; Srinivasan, Sudhir
Format
Report
Author
Reynolds, Jr
Pancerella, Carmen
Srinivasan, Sudhir
Abstract
This paper describes the details of a hardware realization of a framework to support parallel discrete event simulation [Reyn92]. We first motivate the need for hardware to compute and disseminate critical synchronization information in all parallel simulations. We establish correctness criteria and functional requirements of the framework hardware. We then describe details of a completed prototype design which is expected to be operational Summer, 1992. Throughout this discussion, we show how our design goals of speed, scalability, adaptability, and generality have been met. Our framework offloads all parallel simulation synchronization overhead from host processors and the host communication network in a closely coupled network of high-speed computers. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
Language
English
Date Received
20121029
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1992
Published Date
1992
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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