Acta Informatica

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 611–629 | Cite as

A fixed point approach to parallel discrete event simulation

  • Werner Pohlmann


Discrete event simulation is viewed as solving a fixed point problem whose unknowns are infinite histories or streams of event and time information. Stream domains provide two notions of convergence, which correspond to the usual categorization of simulation methods. Metric convergence leads to optimistic parallel simulation (the classic event list mechanism turns out to be a specialization), and convergence in the sense of partial orders leads to conservative parallel simulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Pohlmann
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  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische UniversitätMünchen 2Germany

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