Parallel simulation environment for mobile wireless networks

W. Liu, C. C. Chiang, H. K. Wu, V. Jha, M. Gerla, R. Bagrodia

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A parallel simulator has been designed for the evaluation of wireless, multihop, mobile networks. This paper describes the process of porting the simulator from a sequential to a parallel environment. Parallelization is critical in large radio networks, where the complexity of radio propagation models, channel access schemes and interference patterns makes sequential simulation very time consuming - in the order of several hours for 100 nodes experiments. With parallel execution, speedups of up to tenfold have been observed on a 16 processor SP/2, making large network simulations viable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-612
Number of pages8
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'96 - Coronado, CA, USA
Duration: 8 Dec 199611 Dec 1996


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