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A scalable and reusable emulator for evaluating the performance of SS7 networks

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4 Author(s)
Lazar, A.A. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA ; Tseng, K.H. ; Koon Seng Lim ; Choe, W.

A scalable and reusable emulator was designed and implemented for studying the behavior of SS7 networks. The emulator design was largely based on public domain software. It was developed on top of an environment supported by PVM, the Parallel Virtual Machine, and managed by OSIMIS-the OSI Management Information Service platform. The emulator runs on top of a commercially available ATM LAN interconnecting engineering workstations. As a case study for evaluating the emulator, the behavior of the Singapore National SS7 Network under fault and unbalanced loading conditions was investigated

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 3 )