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GloMoSim: a library for parallel simulation of large-scale wireless networks

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3 Author(s)
Zeng, X. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Bagrodia, R. ; Gerla, M.

A number of library based parallel and sequential network simulators have been designed. The paper describes a library, called GloMoSim (Global Mobile system Simulator), for parallel simulation of wireless networks. GloMoSim has been designed to be extensible and composable: the communication protocol stack for wireless networks is divided into a set of layers, each with its own API. Models of protocols at one layer interact with those at a lower (or higher) layer only via these APIs. The modular implementation enables consistent comparison of multiple protocols at a given layer. The parallel implementation of GloMoSim can be executed using a variety of conservative synchronization protocols, which include the null message and conditional event algorithms. The paper describes the GloMoSim library, addresses a number of issues relevant to its parallelization, and presents a set of experimental results on the IBM 9076 SP, a distributed memory multicomputer. These experiments use models constructed from the library modules

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Parallel and Distributed Simulation, 1998. PADS 98. Proceedings. Twelfth Workshop on

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26-29 May 1998

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