1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

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SimCon - A Simulation and Visualization Environment for Overlay Networks and Large-Scale Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3038,
        author={Markus Esch and Hermann Schloss and Ingo Scholtes and Jean Botev and Alexander  H\o{}hfel and Benjamin Zech},
        title={SimCon - A Simulation and Visualization Environment for Overlay Networks and Large-Scale Applications},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Simulation Framework Peer-to-Peer Overlay Networks Large-Scale Applications},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3038}
    }
    
  • Markus Esch
    Hermann Schloss
    Ingo Scholtes
    Jean Botev
    Alexander Höhfel
    Benjamin Zech
    Year: 2010
    SimCon - A Simulation and Visualization Environment for Overlay Networks and Large-Scale Applications
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3038
Markus Esch1,*, Hermann Schloss2,*, Ingo Scholtes2,*, Jean Botev2,*, Alexander Höhfel2,*, Benjamin Zech2,*
  • 1: Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication University of Luxembourg 1359 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2: System Software and Distributed Systems University of Trier D-54286 Trier, Germany
*Contact email: markus.esch@uni.lu, schloss@syssoft.uni-trier.de, scholtes@syssoft.uni-trier.de, botev@syssoft.uni-trier.de, hoehfeld@syssoft.uni-trier.de, zech@syssoft.uni-trier.de

Abstract

A substantial number of massive large-scale applications re- quire scalable underlying network topologies. Nowadays structured Peer-to-Peer overlay networks meet these require- ments very well. But there is still a need to decide which of these overlay networks is most suitable for providing the best possible performance for a certain application. This pa- per describes SimCon - a simulation environment for over- lay networks and large-scale applications. SimCon allows the comparison of different overlay networks with respect to predefned metrics derived from requirements of the consid- ered application. This approach allows determining which overlay network meets the needs of a given application best, which in turn is a great support for developers of large-scale applications.