The state of peer-to-peer network simulators

Anirban Basu, Simon Fleming, James Stanier, Stephen Naicken, Ian Wakeman, Vijay K. Gurbani
2013 ACM Computing Surveys  
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
more » ... arch using bespoke, closedsource 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. A. Basu et al. Example P2P applications and algorithms There are a number of P2P systems and algorithms that have become popular, with many receiving mainstream attention for both good and bad reasons. Academic systems tend to focus on routing algorithms, while real-world systems facilitate a specific need such as file sharing.
doi:10.1145/2501654.2501660 fatcat:txz5wkydfjgjrbp4czk5rv5feu