The state of peer-to-peer network simulators

Basu, Anirban, Fleming, Simon, Stanier, James, Naicken, Stephen, Wakeman, Ian and Gurbani, Vijay (2013) The state of peer-to-peer network simulators. ACM Computing Surveys, 45 (4). 46:1-46:25. ISSN 0360-0300

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Networking research often relies on simulation in order to test and evaluate new ideas. An important requirement of this process is that results must be reproducible so that other researchers can replicate, validate and extend existing work. We look at the landscape of simulators for research in peer-to-peer (P2P) networks by conducting a survey of a combined total of over 280 papers from before and after 2007 (the year of the last survey in this area), and comment on the large quantity of research using bespoke, closed-source simulators. We propose a set of criteria that P2P simulators should meet, and poll the P2P research community for their agreement. We aim to drive the community towards performing their experiments on simulators that allow for others to validate their results.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Ian Wakeman
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 15:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 01:48

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