By Topic

Pseudo Random Numbers Generators available as Web Services

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Rumley, S. ; Lab. de Telecommun., Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne, Lausanne ; Becker, M.

Series of pseudo random numbers are often used as simulation input, and they strongly influence the results. Thus, their usage and the usage of their generator need to be taken care of very well. Qualified generators are available on the Web as source code or libraries. However, they require an additional middleware to adapt them to the running environments, and this can lead to misuses. This paper proposes pseudo random number generators embedded inside a Web service for the use in simulations. This service, while offering a unique interface accessible from any platform, eases the important task of retrieving correct pseudo random numbers. The general architecture of the service is presented, as well as a reference implementation. The performance of the Web service generator is compared to the performance of local generators.

Published in:

Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2008. SPECTS 2008. International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

16-18 June 2008