The ROme OpTimistic Simulator: A Tutorial

Alessandro Pellegrini and Francesco Quaglia

Published in: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations
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In this tutorial we present the ROme OpTimistic Simulator (ROOT-Sim), a general-purpose Parallel Discrete Event simulation platform built according to the optimistic synchronization scheme, which allows—via the adoption of a simple/reduced API—to implement simulation models via event handlers relying on standard ANSI-C. We present the set of paradigms which ROOT-Sim is built on, and its internal design, along with the offered facilities. We also explain the simulation-model programming paradigm, and give an example of a basic simulation model, which stands as a building block for more complex ones.

BibTeX Entry:

author = {Pellegrini, Alessandro and Quaglia, Francesco},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations},
title = {The {ROme OpTimistic Simulator}: A Tutorial},
year = {2013},
month = aug,
pages = {501--512},
publisher = {LNCS, Springer-Verlag},
series = {PADABS},
comment = {Invited tutorial},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-54420-0_49},
location = {Aachen, Germany},
name = {padabs13-tutorial}