Federated simulation of network performance using packet flow modeling

Demirci, Turan
Federated approach for the distributed simulation of a network, is an alternative method that aims to combine existing simulation models and software together using a Run Time Infrastructure (RTI), rather than building the whole simulation from scratch. In this study, an approach that significantly reduces the inter-federate communication load in federated simulation of communication networks is proposed. Rather than communicating packet-level information among federates, characteristics of packet flows in individual federates are dynamically identified and communicated. Flow characterization is done with the Gaussian Mixtures Algorithm (GMA) using a Self Organizing Mixture Network (SOMN) technique. In simulations of a network partitioned into eight federates in space parallel manner, it is shown that significant speedups are achieved with the proposed approach without unduly compromising accuracy.


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Citation Formats
T. Demirci, “Federated simulation of network performance using packet flow modeling,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2010.