mJADES: Concurrent Simulation in the Cloud
The simulation of complex systems is a time expensive and resource consuming task. Furthermore, the statistical validation of simulation models or the need to compare the system behavior in several different conditions requires many simulation runs. A viable solution to speed up the process is to run multiple simulations in parallel on a distributed system, for example by means of a web interface. In this paper, the cloud computing paradigm can be of help, offering almost unlimited computing resources that can be leased as a service. In this paper, the authors will present the structure of a new simulation engine "In the cloud" (mJades), which runs on the top of an ad-hoc federation of cloud providers and is designed to perform multiple concurrent simulations.