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The treatment of time in distributed simulation

Ryang, Nue Chille (1990) The treatment of time in distributed simulation. Masters thesis, Durham University.



Simulation is one of the most important tools to analyse, design, and operate complex processes and systems. Simulation allows us to make a 'trial and error' in order to understand a system and describe a problem. Therefore, it is of great interest to use simulation easily and practically. The advent of parallel processors and languages help simulation studies. A recent simulation trend is distributed simulation which may be called discrete- event simulation, because distributed simulation has a great potential for the speed-up. This thesis will survey discrete-event simulation and examine one particular algorithm. It will first survey simulation in general and secondly, distributed simulation. Distributed simulation has broadly two mechanisms: conservative and optimistic. The treatment of time in these mechanisms is different, we will look into both mechanisms. Finally, we will examine the conservative mechanism on a network of transputers using Occam. We will conclude with the result of the experiments and the perspective of distributed simulation.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Science
Thesis Date:1990
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Dec 2012 12:06

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