PP-MESS-SIM: a simulator for evaluating multicomputer interconnection networks

Jennifer L. Rexford, James Dolter, Wu chang Feng, Kang G. Shin

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


This paper presents pp-mess-sim, an object-oriented discrete-event simulation environment for evaluating multicomputer networks. The simulator provides a toolbox of various network topologies, communication workloads, routing-switching algorithms, and router models. These router models can vary from high-level architectures to low-level specification of actual devices. By decoupling individual parts of the code, pp-mess-sim enables independent code development and creates a flexible and extensible environment for evaluating different aspects of network design. Sample simulation experiments capitalize on this flexibility to compare routing-switching schemes under various application workloads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Annual Simulation Symposium
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 28th Annual Simulation Symposium - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Apr 9 1994Apr 13 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation


Dive into the research topics of 'PP-MESS-SIM: a simulator for evaluating multicomputer interconnection networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this