Accession Number : ADA324210

Title :   An Object-Oriented Discrete-Event Simulation System for Hierarchical Parallel Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Stauffer, Kenneth W.

PDF Url : ADA324210

Report Date : 17 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to design and implement an object-oriented discrete-event simulation system which supports hierarchically constructed players in a parallel or distributed environment. This system design considers modularity and portability so additional modules may be implemented to experiment with new algorithms for both partitioning and synchronization. A simulation system which meets these requirements was partially implemented on an eight-node Intel Hypercube in C. A desired goal was to maintain the functionality of the existing BattleSim application. Test cases used measure the performance and correct operation of the new simulation architecture using a BattleSim subclass. Test results prove correct operation of the new architecture, but show a significant slow down in the parallel operation of this system.

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, OPTIMIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, THESES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE