Simulation is a growing and very relevant field today. With many application domains and increasing computational power, simulations are solving an increasing number of real-world problems in a safe and efficient manner. The aim of this study is to make an experimental comparison among popular open-source discrete-event simulation frameworks, selected through a thorough survey. The experimental comparison considers numerous parameters, the most important of which were studied via an operational experiment of performance, as well as a survey of surface level characteristics and usability. We initially surveyed 50 frameworks for high-level parameters relating to corresponding implementations, filtered by the generality of domain, license, popularity, etc. As a result, we shortlisted five frameworks, which we then performance-tested in an operational experiment. We discovered significant performance differences under the given loads. We also completed a usability survey to provide a holistic impression of the frameworks, further identifying key differences.
|Titel||Simulation Tools and Techniques - 13th EAI International Conference, SIMUtools 2021, Proceedings|
|Redaktører||Dingde Jiang, Houbing Song|
|Forlag||Springer Science+Business Media|
|Status||Udgivet - 2022|
|Begivenhed||13th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUtools 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Varighed: 5. nov. 2021 → 6. nov. 2021
|Konference||13th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUtools 2021|
|Periode||05/11/2021 → 06/11/2021|
|Navn||Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST|
Bibliografisk notePublisher Copyright:
© 2022, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.