Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Heterogeneous Cell-Relay Network Simulation and Performance Analysis with Ptolemy

A.Y. Lao

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/ERL M94/8
1994

Ptolemy is a platform which allows the modeling and simulation of communication networks, signal processing, and various other applications. Its unique set of internal object-oriented interfaces allows it to merge heterogeneous descriptions of distinct system components into a unified simulation. This report concerns itself with asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), cell-relay network simulation and shows how the combination of three different domains (modes of system description) lends itself very well to this type of experiment: a synchronous dataflow (SDF) domain, a discrete-event (DE) domain, and a message queue (MQ) domain. The work presented follows on the details of a backbone network simulation described in [4]. It is not the goal of this report to focus on network-layer management and related issues; instead, it focuses on modeling techniques and performance evaluation of various popular, practical queueing disciplines for space-division packet switches. Ptolemy's naturalness for the simulation of such a heterogeneous environment will be demonstrated as well as its usefulness for analyzing network behavior and performance.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Lao:M94/8,
    Author = {Lao, A.Y.},
    Title = {Heterogeneous Cell-Relay Network Simulation and Performance Analysis with Ptolemy},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1994},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1994/2503.html},
    Number = {UCB/ERL M94/8},
    Abstract = {Ptolemy is a platform which allows the modeling and simulation of communication networks, signal processing, and various other applications. Its unique set of internal object-oriented interfaces allows it to merge heterogeneous descriptions of distinct system components into a unified simulation. This report concerns itself with asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), cell-relay network simulation and shows how the combination of three different domains (modes of system description) lends itself very well to this type of experiment: a synchronous dataflow (SDF) domain, a discrete-event (DE) domain, and a message queue (MQ) domain.  The work presented follows on the details of a backbone network simulation described in [4].  It is not the goal of this report to focus on network-layer management and related issues; instead, it focuses on modeling techniques and performance evaluation of various popular, practical queueing disciplines for space-division packet switches.  Ptolemy's naturalness for the simulation of such a heterogeneous environment will be demonstrated as well as its usefulness for analyzing network behavior and performance.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Lao, A.Y.
%T Heterogeneous Cell-Relay Network Simulation and Performance Analysis with Ptolemy
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1994
%@ UCB/ERL M94/8
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1994/2503.html
%F Lao:M94/8