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1st Edition

Distributed Simulation

ISBN 9780849325908
Published March 12, 1997 by CRC Press
416 Pages

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Book Description

Simulation is a multi-disciplinary field, and significant simulation research is dispersed across multiple fields of study. Distributed computer systems, software design methods, and new simulation techniques offer synergistic multipliers when joined together in a distributed simulation. Systems of most interest to the simulation practitioner are often the most difficult to model and implement.
Distributed Simulation brings together the many complex technologies for distributed simulation. There is strong emphasis on emerging simulation methodologies, including object-oriented, multilevel, and multi-resolution simulation. Finally, one concise text provides a strong foundation for the development of high fidelity simulations in heterogeneous distributed computing environments!

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Simulation
Systems Analysis
Types of Data
Probability and Statistics
Random Variable Distributions
Continuous Distributions
Discrete Distributions
Statistical Inference
Random Sampling
Higher Order Moments and Moment Generating Functions
The Distribution of X
Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Testing
Distribution Suitability
System Modeling
Verification and Validation
Distributed Systems
Overview of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Models for Distributed Systems and Services
Distributed Databases
Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems
Implementing Distributed Systems
The Object-Oriented Paradigm
Fiction and Fact Almanac
Definition of Terms
Classic Object Oriented Methodologies
Applying O-O Designs to Distributed Systems
Resolution in Simulation
Resolution, Fidelity, and Model Simplification
Adjusting Resolution Dynamically
Modeling and Abstraction in Multilevel Simulation
Multilevel Abstraction
Aggregation and Deaggregation
Architectural Considerations
Environments and Languages for Distributed Simulation
Simulation Languages
General Purpose Languages
Distributed Simulation Considerations
Decomposition of a Simulation
Time, Clocks, and Synchronization
Logical Process Simulation
Enabling Technologies for Distributed Simulation
Network Simulation
Artificial Intelligence
Distributed Battlefield Simulation Design
Battlefield System Analysis
System Decomposition
Distributed Implementation
Employment of a Distributed Multilevel Simulation
Each Chapter also includes a Summary, Exercises, and References.

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"…practical guide to distributed simulation…This textbook provides a strong foundation for the development of high fidelity simulation in heterogeneous distributed computing environments."
--G. Ciobanasu, Zentralblatt MATH