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Author Ulrich, Ernst G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Discrete systems simulation ♦ Simulation ♦ Discrete event simulation ♦ Time-flow mechanisms
Abstract The event-manipulation system presented here consists of two major parts. The first part addresses the familiar problem of event scheduling efficiency when the number of scheduled events grows large. The second part deals with the less apparent problem of providing efficiency and flexibility as scheduled events are accessed to be executed. Additional features and problems dealt with include the proper handling of simultaneous events; that certain events must be created, scheduled, and executed at the same points in simulated time; that infinite loops caused by the concatenation of such “zero-time” events are possible and must be diagnosed; that maintaining various event counts is practical and economical; and that a capability for handling “time-displaceable” events is desirable and possible.
Description Affiliation: Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, MA (Ulrich, Ernst G.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 9
Page Count 9
Starting Page 777
Ending Page 785

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Source: ACM Digital Library