Overall Objectives
Research Program
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Participants : Walid Dabbous [contact] , Thierry Turletti.

ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 includes a solid event-driven simulation core as well as an object framework focused on simulation configuration and event tracing, a set of realistic 802.11 MAC and PHY models, an IPv4, UDP, and TCP stack and support for nsc (integration of Linux and BSD TCP/IP network stacks). ns-3 is free software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and it is publicly available for research, development, and use. Our team has been involved in ns-3 project since 2006 and we are founding member of the ns-3 consortium including Washington University, Georgia Tech, CTTC, INESC PORTO as executive members. In 2015, using the NEPI framework, we worked on the automation of ns-3 experiments in multi-host scenarios with three example cases: a) running parallel simulations on a cluster of hosts, b) running distributed simulations spanning multiple hosts, and c) integrating live and simulated networks.