GroudSim: An Event-Based Simulation Framework for Computational Grids and Clouds

  • Simon Ostermann
  • Kassian Plankensteiner
  • Radu Prodan
  • Thomas Fahringer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21878-1_38

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6586)
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Ostermann S., Plankensteiner K., Prodan R., Fahringer T. (2011) GroudSim: An Event-Based Simulation Framework for Computational Grids and Clouds. In: Guarracino M.R. et al. (eds) Euro-Par 2010 Parallel Processing Workshops. Euro-Par 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6586. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We present GroudSim, a Grid and Cloud simulation toolkit for scientific applications based on a scalable simulation-independent discrete-event core. GroudSim provides a comprehensive set of features for complex simulation scenarios from simple job executions on leased computing resources to calculation of costs, and background load on resources. Simulations can be parameterised and are easily extendable by probability distribution packages for failures which normally occur in complex environments. Experimental results demonstrate the improved scalability of GroudSim compared to a related process-based approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Ostermann
    • 1
  • Kassian Plankensteiner
    • 1
  • Radu Prodan
    • 1
  • Thomas Fahringer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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