2nd International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

Enabling OMNeT++-based Simulations on Grid Systems

        author={M. Kozlovszky and A. Balasko and A. Varga},
        title={Enabling OMNeT++-based Simulations on Grid Systems},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={Grid OMNeT++ simulation framework gridification grid infrastructure},
  • M. Kozlovszky
    A. Balasko
    A. Varga
    Year: 2010
    Enabling OMNeT++-based Simulations on Grid Systems
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5569
M. Kozlovszky1,*, A. Balasko1,*, A. Varga2,*
  • 1: MTA SZTAKI, Victor Hugo u. 18-22, H-1518, P.O.Box 63., Budapest, Hungary +36-1-2796072
  • 2: OpenSim Ltd., Szolo koz 11, H-1032 Budapest, Hungary +36 1 3882763
*Contact email: m.kozlovszky@sztaki.hu, balasko@sztaki.hu, andras@omnetpp.org


Simulations are typically computationally intensive problems, and lend themselves for execution on large-scale PC clusters or grids. Using grid infrastructure for discrete event simulation is currently not prevalent, but making grid technology easily accessible to simulation users can change that picture significantly. In this paper we give a detailed overview how the OMNeT++ simulation framework was ported onto a gLite-based grid infrastructure. The porting of the simulation framework to the grid infrastructure was supported by the GASUC Team of the EGEE III project. Later on in the paper we show an example grid service which is able to execute queuing network simulations, and assess its performance on the grid.