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Title
Improving the scalability of SimGrid using dynamic routing
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Abstract
Research into large-scale distributed systems often relies on the use of simulation frameworks in order to bypass the disadvantages of performing experiments on real testbeds. SimGrid is such a framework, that is widely used and mature. However, we have identified a scalability problem in SimGrid's network simulation layer that limits the number of hosts one can incorporate in a simulation. For modeling large-scale systems such as grids this is unfortunate, as the simulation of systems with tens of thousands of hosts is required. This paper describes how we have overcome this limitation through more efficient storage methods for network topology and routing information. It also describes our use of dynamic routing calculations as an alternative to the current SimGrid method which relies on a static routing table. This reduces the memory footprint of the network simulation layer significantly, at the cost of a modest increase in the runtime of the simulation. We evaluate the effect of our approach quantitatively in a number of experiments.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Lecture notes in computer science. - Berlin, 1973, currens
Publication
Berlin : 2009
ISSN
0302-9743 [print]
1611-3349 [online]
Volume/pages
5544(2009), p. 406-415
ISI
000267676600040
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 07.11.2017
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