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Simulation of Scale-Free Networks



Proceedings of 2nd ACM/ICST International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2009). Rome, Italy, March 2-6, 2009. ISBN: 978-963-9799-45-5


In this paper, we present a new simulation tool for scale-free networks composed of a high number of nodes. The tool, based on discrete-event simulation, enables the definition of scale-free networks composed of heterogeneous nodes and complex application-level protocols. To satisfy the performance and scalability requirements, the simulator supports both sequential (i.e. monolithic) and parallel/distributed (i.e. PADS) approaches. Furthermore, appropriate mechanisms for the communication overhead-reduction are implemented. To demonstrate the efficiency of the tool, we experiment with gossip protocols on top of scale-free networks generated by our simulator. Results of the simulations demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. The proposed tool is able to generate and manage large scale-free networks composed of thousands of nodes interacting following real-world dissemination protocols.


  • Simulation; Scale-free Networks; Parallel and Distributed Simulation; Performance Evaluation.


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