1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

SIMCAN: A SIMulator Framework for Computer Architectures and Storage Networks

        author={Alberto N\^{u}\`{o}ez and Javier Fern\^{a}ndez and Jose D. Garcia and Laura Prada and Jes\^{u}s Carretero},
        title={SIMCAN: A SIMulator Framework for Computer Architectures and Storage Networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={I/O simulation distributed systems simulation network storage simulation},
  • Alberto Núñez
    Javier Fernández
    Jose D. Garcia
    Laura Prada
    Jesús Carretero
    Year: 2010
    SIMCAN: A SIMulator Framework for Computer Architectures and Storage Networks
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3025
Alberto Núñez1,*, Javier Fernández1,*, Jose D. Garcia1,*, Laura Prada1,*, Jesús Carretero1,*
  • 1: Architecture Group, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés. Spain
*Contact email: anunez@inf.uc3m.es, jfmunoz@inf.uc3m.es, jdgarcia@inf.uc3m.es, lprada@inf.uc3m.es, jcarrete@inf.uc3m.es


This paper presents an OMNeT-based Framework to simu- late large complex storage networks, with its corresponding underlying subsystems (I/O, Networking, etc.). With this Framework, custom environments can be configured and de- ployed on a flexible and easy way. The most interesting fea- tures of this Framework are its flexibility and scalability, so the simulation of distributed storage environments can be performed with the required detail level. Thus, we will able to study the behaviour of complex distributed environments to several purposes, like detecting system bottlenecks, cal- culating the scalability degree of the system or testing the performance of developed algorithms, without using a real system.