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Massively Time-Parallel, Approximate Simulation of Loss QueueingSystems

Wang, Jain J. and Abrams, Marc (1994) Massively Time-Parallel, Approximate Simulation of Loss QueueingSystems. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-94-09, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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A time-parallel simulation obtains parallelism by partitioning the time domain of the simulation. An approximate time-parallel simulation algorithm named GG1K is developed for acyclic networks of loss FCFS G/G/1/K queues. In the first phase, a similar system (i.e., a G/G/1/infinity queue) is simulated using the GLM algorithm. Then the resultant trajectory is transformed into an approximate G/G/1/K trajectory in the second phase. The closeness of the approximation is investigated theoretically and experimentally. Our results show that the approximation is highly accurate except when K is very small (e.g., 5) in certain models. The algorithm exploits unbounded parallelism and can achieve near-linear speedup when the number of arrivals simulated is sufficiently large.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:391
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Deposited On:05 December 2001
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