Key Features and Optimum Performance of Network Simulators: A Brief Study
| ||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)|| |
|© - September Issue 2013 by IJCTT Journal|
|Volume-4 Issue-9 |
|Year of Publication : 2013|
|Authors :Atif Mahmood, M. Faisal Saleem, Dr. Ahsan Latif, Muddasar Ahmad|
Atif Mahmood, M. Faisal Saleem, Dr. Ahsan Latif, Muddasar Ahmad "Key Features and Optimum Performance of Network Simulators: A Brief Study"International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V4(9):3207-3213 September Issue 2013 .ISSN 2231-2803.www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Abstract:- In the network area, to establish a network in real time for any experiment is very difficult. To test a simple problem takes a large amount of time and cost. So it is not quite possible to implement the whole network scenario in a real time. There are many tools which helps network developer to test their network scenarios virtually whether the network is able to work in real time environment. The network simulators are used for performance analysis in the field of communication. With the help of these simulation tools both the time and cost of testing the functionality of network have been reduced and implementations are made easy. In this paper, we briefly discuss the main features of different simulators, new developments and also discuss their advantages and disadvantages in the field of network simulation. We hope that the people who face difficulty in selecting a proper suitable network simulation tool in their research this paper is helpful for them.
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Keywords — : Network Simulation, Network Simulator, OPNET, NS2, NS3, OMNet++.