IKREmuLib: A Library for Seamless Integration of Simulation and Emulation

Conference: MMB 2006 - 13th GI/ITG Conference Measuring, Modelling and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems
03/27/2006 - 03/29/2006 at Nürnberg, Germany

Proceedings: MMB 2006

Pages: 18Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Necker, Marc C.; Gauger, Christoph M.; Kiesel, Sebastian; Reiser, Ulrich (Institute of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart)

The method of emulation is an attractive approach in order to evaluate the performance of communication networks. Compared to simulation, it is especially beneficial when real-world components, e.g., applications or protocols should be included. In this paper, we present the new emulation environment IKREmuLib, which allows for a seamless integration of both the emulation and the simulation domain by exploiting the same system model implementation. By doing so, we avoid the disadvantages of either approach while combining the benefits of both.