Considering network context for efficient simulation of highly parallel network processors

Hao Yin*, Zhangxi Tan, Chuang Lin, Geyong Min, Xiaowen CHU

*Corresponding author for this work

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Researching aspects of parallel architecture and system design concerning network processors requires excellent simulation tools. In this paper, we develop a tool called NPNS on top of a widely used network simulator ns-2, which combines full-system simulators to provide a unified framework for processor and software design within a network context. In this article, we describe the architecture of NPNS and its implementation issues. In addition, an example of simulating a multi-threaded Intel IXP1200 network processor with NPNS is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1180
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventThird International Conference on Computer Network and Mobile Computing, ICCNMC 2005 - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 2 Aug 20054 Aug 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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