The design and implementation of the NCTUns network simulation engine

Shie-Yuan Wang*, C. L. Chou, C. C. Lin

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Abstract

NCTUns is a network simulator running on Linux. It has several unique advantages over traditional network simulators. This paper presents the novel design and implementation of its simulation engine. This paper focuses on how to combine the kernel re-entering and discrete-event simulation methodologies to execute simulations quickly. The performance and scalability of NCTUns are also presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-81
Number of pages25
JournalSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Network simulator
  • Simulation methodology

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