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An Application-Oriented Synthetic Network Traffic Generator


Carsten Albrecht, Christoph Osterloh, Thilo Pionteck, Roman Koch,

Erik Maehle

Published in:


ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Albrecht, C., Osterloh, C., Pionteck, T., Koch, R., & Maehle, E. (2008). An Application-Oriented Synthetic Network Traffic Generator. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 299-305). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0299



Design  space    exploration and detailed analysis in the field of hardware design applies simulation in many variants. A frequently used method is stochastic simulation where systems are stimulated by randomised input. Synthetic traffic traces mainly form the load for stochastic simulation of network computing devices. The generator presented here utilises two well-known models to meet the features of a majority of applications and traffic sources. Based on application-specific pa- rameter sets, the traffic models stochastically generate packet flows which are merged to an aggregated stream. Nevertheless, all packets can always be identified and are not resolved to a data mass representing the load of a link.

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