Title: Java for parallel discrete event simulation: a survey

Authors: I. Castilla; R.M. Aguilar; Y. Callero

Addresses: Facultad de Física y Matemáticas, Avda, Departmento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática y Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Universidad de La Laguna, Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, s/n, 38205, La Laguna, Spain ' Facultad de Física y Matemáticas, Avda, Departmento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática y Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Universidad de La Laguna, Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, s/n, 38205, La Laguna, Spain ' Facultad de Física y Matemáticas, Avda, Departmento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática y Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Universidad de La Laguna, Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, s/n, 38205, La Laguna, Spain

Abstract: Since the early 1990s, when it was first released, Java has become one of the most widespread programming languages. Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and also Parallel Discrete Event Simulation (PDES) have attracted more and more projects which are Java-based. This paper presents a brief survey on the tools and facilities that make Java such an attractive option for parallel simulation developers. Nevertheless, several drawbacks and lacks of the language are also exposed.

Keywords: PDES; parallel DES; discrete event simulation; Java; survey; distributed events; centralised list; simulation tools; SIGHOS; parallel simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2011.048006

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2011 Vol.6 No.4, pp.250 - 260

Received: 26 Apr 2010
Accepted: 27 Dec 2010

Published online: 17 Jul 2012 *

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