S3F: The Scalable Simulation Framework Revisited

Date Added: Nov 2011
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Following ten years of experience using the Scalable Simulation Framework (SSF), the authors revisited its API, making changes to better reflect use and support maintainability. This paper gives a quick overview of SSF, and discusses changes made in the second-generation API, S3F. Of particular interest is S3F's treatment of advancing time (in epochs), its treatment of "Processes", and the support it gives the modeler over precise ordering of events that happen to be scheduled at the same simulation time.