Citing SimGrid

When citing SimGrid, please use the following paper. You should also actually read that paper, as it provides a recent and general overview on the framework.

Henri Casanova, Arnaud Giersch, Arnaud Legrand, Martin Quinson, Frédéric Suter. Versatile, Scalable, and Accurate Simulation of Distributed Applications and Platforms. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, 2014, 74 (10), pp.2899-2917.

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More publications about SimGrid

A lot of other papers were published about SimGrid, some of them detailing specific works on the framework itself and other relying on it as a scientific instrument.


Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Citing SimGrid 2 9 9 18 23 22 19 38 34 30 38 38 39 43 48 33 28 5 476
New developments of SimGrid 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 5 4 5 9 1 12 0 8 0 56
Using SimGrid 0 3 12 10 8 24 19 24 18 25 21 33 20 23 18 18 32 4 312

The following list contains papers describing some sub-parts of SimGrid, or older references papers. They summarize all the work that were invested in the framework over the years.

  • Rizvi, A. S. M., Toha, T. R., Lunar, M. M. R., Adnan, M. A., Islam, A. B. M. A. A.. Cooling energy integration in SimGrid. In 2017 International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS), 2017. doi:10.1109/NSysS.2017.7885814
  • Michon, Étienne, Gossa, Julien, Genaud, Stéphane, Unbekandt, Léo, Kherbache, Vincent. Schlouder: A broker for IaaS clouds. Future Generation Computer Systems, 2017. WWW doi:10.1016/j.future.2016.09.010
  • Lebre, Adrien. Contributions to Large-scale Distributed Systems The infrastructure Viewpoint. Habilitation. Université Bretagne Loire, 2017. WWW
  • Hirofuchi, T., Lebre, A., Pouilloux, L.. SimGrid VM: Virtual Machine Support for a Simulation Framework of Distributed Systems. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2017. (99) doi:10.1109/TCC.2015.2481422
  • Heinrich, Franz Christian, Cornebize, Tom, Degomme, Augustin, Legrand, Arnaud, Carpen-Amarie, Alexandra, Hunold, Sascha, Orgerie, Anne-Cecile, Quinson, Martin. Predicting the Energy-Consumption of MPI Applications at Scale Using Only a Single Node. In //, 2017. WWW doi:10.1109/CLUSTER.2017.66
  • Eleliemy, A., Mohammed, A., Ciorba, F. M.. Exploring the Relation between Two Levels of Scheduling Using a Novel Simulation Approach. In 2017 16th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC), 2017. doi:10.1109/ISPDC.2017.23
  • Degomme, A., Legrand, A., Markomanolis, G. S., Quinson, M., Stillwell, M., Suter, F.. Simulating MPI Applications: The SMPI Approach. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2017. (8) doi:10.1109/TPDS.2017.2669305
  • Cornebize, Tom. Capacity Planning of Supercomputers: Simulating MPI Applications at Scale. MSc. thesis. . Grenoble INP ; Université Grenoble - Alpes, 2017. WWW
  • Stanisic, L., Agullo, E., Buttari, A., Guermouche, A., Legrand, A., Lopez, F., Videau, B.. Fast and Accurate Simulation of Multithreaded Sparse Linear Algebra Solvers. In 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2015. doi:10.1109/ICPADS.2015.67
  • Simarro, J. L. L.. Virtual infrastructures management techniques in multi-cloud environments. phdthesis. UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 2015. WWW
  • Michon, Etienne. Allocation dynamique sur cloud IaaS : allocation dynamique d’infrastructure de SI sur plateforme de cloud avec maîtrise du compromis coûts/performances. PhD. thesis. . Université de Strasbourg, 2015. WWW
  • Legrand, Arnaud. Scheduling for Large Scale Distributed Computing Systems: Approaches and Performance Evaluation Issues. thesis. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2015. WWW
  • Lebre, Adrien, Pastor, Jonathan, Südholt, Mario. VMPlaceS: A Generic Tool to Investigate and Compare VM Placement Algorithms. In Euro-Par 2015: Parallel Processing, 2015. WWW doi:10.1007/978-3-662-48096-0_25
  • Lebre, A., Legrand, A., Suter, F., Veyre, P.. Adding Storage Simulation Capacities to the SimGrid Toolkit: Concepts, Models, and API. In 2015 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, 2015. doi:10.1109/CCGrid.2015.134
  • Guthmuller, Marion. Vérification dynamique formelle de propriétés temporelles sur des applications distribuées réelles. phdthesis. Université de Lorraine, 2015. WWW
  • Guthmuller, M., Quinson, M., Corona, G.. System-Level State Equality Detection for the Formal Dynamic Verification of Legacy Distributed Applications. In 2015 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, 2015. doi:10.1109/PDP.2015.95
  • Furlanetto, Gabriel C., Stabile, Rafael S., Manacero, Aleardo, Lobato, Renata S., Menezes, Denison, Spolon, Roberta. A Tool for Model Conversion Between Simulators of Grid Computing. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Simulation Symposium, 2015. WWW
  • Dutot, Pierre-François, Mercier, Michael, Poquet, Millian, Richard, Olivier. Batsim: A Realistic Language-Independent Resources and Jobs Management Systems Simulator. //, 2015. WWW
  • Casanova, Henri, Desprez, Frédéric, Markomanolis, George S., Suter, Frédéric. Simulation of MPI applications with time-independent traces. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2015. (5) WWW doi:10.1002/cpe.3278
  • Casanova, Henri, Gupta, Anshul, Suter, Frédéric. Toward More Scalable Off-Line Simulations of MPI Applications. Parallel Processing Letters, 2015. (03) WWW doi:10.1142/S0129626415410029
  • Markomanolis, Georgios. Performance Evaluation and Prediction of Parallel Applications. phdthesis. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2014. WWW
  • Velho, Pedro, Schnorr, Lucas Mello, Casanova, Henri, Legrand, Arnaud. On the Validity of Flow-level TCP Network Models for Grid and Cloud Simulations. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), 2013. (4) WWW doi:10.1145/2517448
  • Quinson, Martin. Computational Science of Computer Systems. hdr. Université de Lorraine, 2013. WWW
  • Kolberg, Wagner, Marcos, Pedro de B., Anjos, Julio C. S., Miyazaki, Alexandre K. S., Geyer, Claudio R., Arantes, Luciana B.. MRSG – A MapReduce simulator over SimGrid. Parallel Computing, 2013. (4) WWW doi:10.1016/j.parco.2013.02.001
  • Hirofuchi, T., Lebre, A.. Adding Virtual Machine Abstractions Into SimGrid: A First Step Toward the Simulation of Infrastructure-as-a-Service Concerns. In 2013 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, 2013. doi:10.1109/CGC.2013.33
  • Hirofuchi, T., Lèbre, A., Pouilloux, L.. Adding a Live Migration Model into SimGrid: One More Step Toward the Simulation of Infrastructure-as-a-Service Concerns. In 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, 2013. doi:10.1109/CloudCom.2013.20
  • Desprez, Frédéric, Rouzaud-Cornabas, Jonathan. SimGrid Cloud Broker: Simulating the Amazon AWS Cloud. INRIA, 2013. report WWW
  • Casanova, Henri, Giersch, Arnaud, Legrand, Arnaud, Quinson, Martin, Suter, Frédéric. Simgrid: a sustained effort for the versatile simulation of large scale distributed systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:1309.1630, 2013.
  • Bedaride, Paul, Degomme, Augustin, Genaud, Stephane, Legrand, Arnaud, Markomanolis, George, Quinson, Martin, Stillwell, Mark, Suter, Frédéric, Videau, Brice. Toward Better Simulation of MPI Applications on Ethernet/TCP Networks. In //, 2013. WWW doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10214-6_8
  • Bedaride, Paul, Genaud, Stéphane, Degomme, Augustin, Legrand, Arnaud, Markomanolis, George, Quinson, Martin, Stillwell, Mark, Suter, Frédéric, Videau, Brice. Improving Simulations of MPI Applications Using A Hybrid Network Model with Topology and Contention Support. INRIA, 2013. report WWW
  • Quinson, Martin, Rosa, Cristian, Thiery, Christophe. Parallel simulation of peer-to-peer systems. In In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid’12). IEEE Computer, 2012.
  • Manacero, Aleardo, Lobato, Renata S., Oliveira, Paulo H. M. A., Garcia, Marco A. B. A., Guerra, Aldo I., Aoqui, Victor, Menezes, Denison, Da Silva, Diogo T.. iSPD: An Iconic-based Modeling Simulator for Distributed Grids. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Simulation Symposium, 2012. WWW
  • Guthmuller, Marion. State equality detection for implementation-level model-checking of distributed applications. In //, 2012.
  • Desprez, F., Markomanolis, G. S., Suter, F.. Improving the Accuracy and Efficiency of Time-Independent Trace Replay. In 2012 SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking Storage and Analysis, 2012. doi:10.1109/SC.Companion.2012.64
  • Bobelin, Laurent, Legrand, Arnaud, Márquez, David A. González, Navarro, Pierre, Quinson, Martin, Suter, Frédéric, Thiéry, Christophe. Scalable Multi-Purpose Network Representation for Large Scale Distributed System Simulation. In //, 2012.
  • Velho, Pedro. Accurate and Fast Simulations of Large-Scale Distributed Computing Systems. phdthesis. Université de Grenoble, 2011.
  • Merz, Stephan, Quinson, Martin, Rosa, Cristian. Simgrid MC: Verification Support for a Multi-API Simulation Platform. In In Proc. of the 31th Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems – FORTE 2011, 2011.
  • Desprez, F., Markomanolis, G. S., Quinson, M., Suter, F.. Assessing the Performance of MPI Applications through Time-Independent Trace Replay. In 2011 40th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, 2011. doi:10.1109/ICPPW.2011.33
  • Beaumont, Olivier, Bobelin, Laurent, Casanova, Henri, Clauss, Pierre-Nicolas, Donassolo, Bruno, Eyraud-Dubois, Lionel, Genaud, Stéphane, Hunold, Sascha, Legrand, Arnaud, Quinson, Martin, Rosa, Cristian, Schnorr, Lucas, Stillwell, Mark, Suter, Frédéric, Thiery, Christophe, Velho, Pedro, Vincent, Jean-Marc, Won, Young. Towards Scalable, Accurate, and Usable Simulations of Distributed Applications and Systems. INRIA, 2011. report WWW
  • Vienne, Jérôme. Prédiction de performances d'applications de calcul haute performance sur réseau Infiniband. phdthesis. Université de Grenoble, 2010. WWW
  • Rosa, Cristian, Merz, Stephan, Quinson, Martin. A Simple Model of Communication APIs – Application to Dynamic Partial-order Reduction. In In Proc. of the 10th Intl. Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems – AVOCS 2010, 2010.
  • Quinson, M., Bobelin, L., Suter, F.. Synthesizing Generic Experimental Environments for Simulation. In 2010 International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, 2010. doi:10.1109/3PGCIC.2010.37
  • Hunold, S., Hoffmann, R., Suter, F.. Jedule: A Tool for Visualizing Schedules of Parallel Applications. In 2010 39th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, 2010. doi:10.1109/ICPPW.2010.34
  • Guermouche, A., Renard, H.. A first step to the evaluation of SimGrid in the context of a real application. In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum (IPDPSW), 2010. doi:10.1109/IPDPSW.2010.5470872
  • N'Takpé, Tchimou. Ordonnancement de tâches parallèles sur plates-formes hétérogènes partagées. phdthesis. Université Henri Poincaré - Nancy I, 2009. WWW
  • Munck, Silas De, Vanmechelen, Kurt, Broeckhove, Jan. Improving the Scalability of SimGrid Using Dynamic Routing. In Computational Science – ICCS 2009, 2009. WWW doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01970-8_40
  • Frincu, Marc-Eduard, Quinson, Martin, Suter, Frédéric. Handling Very Large Platforms with the New SimGrid Platform Description Formalism. INRIA, 2008. report WWW
  • Casanova, Henri, Legrand, Arnaud, Quinson, Martin. Simgrid: A generic framework for large-scale distributed experiments. In Computer Modeling and Simulation, 2008. UKSIM 2008. Tenth International Conference on, 2008.
  • Fujiwara, Kayo, Casanova, Henri. Speed and Accuracy of Network Simulation in the SimGrid Framework. In Proceedings of the 2Nd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, 2007. WWW
  • Quinson, Martin. GRAS: a Research and Development Framework for Grid and P2P Infrastructures. In 18th IASTED International Conference on PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS, 2006. WWW
  • Legrand, A., Quinson, M., Casanova, H., Fujiwara, K.. The SIMGRID Project Simulation and Deployment of Distributed Applications. In //, 2006. WWW doi:10.1109/HPDC.2006.1652196
  • Casanova, Henri. Network modeling issues for grid application scheduling. International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, 2005. (02) WWW doi:10.1142/S0129054105002929
  • Casanova, H.. Modeling large-scale platforms for the analysis and the simulation of scheduling strategies. In 18th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2004. Proceedings., 2004. doi:10.1109/IPDPS.2004.1303169
  • Quinson, Martin. Découverte automatique des caractéristiques et capacités d'une plate-forme de calcul distribué. phdthesis. Ecole normale supérieure de lyon - ENS LYON, 2003. WWW
  • Legrand, Arnaud, Marchal, Loris, Casanova, Henri. Scheduling distributed applications: the simgrid simulation framework. In Cluster Computing and the Grid, 2003. Proceedings. CCGrid 2003. 3rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on, 2003.
  • Casanova, Henri. Simgrid: A toolkit for the simulation of application scheduling. In Cluster computing and the grid, 2001. proceedings. first ieee/acm international symposium on, 2001.
  • Clauss, Pierre-nicolas, Stillwell, Mark, Genaud, Stéphane, Suter, Frédéric, Casanova, Henri, Quinson, Martin. Single Node On-Line Simulation of MPI Applications with SMPI. In In 25th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS’11), Anchorage (Alaska) USA, May 16-20 2011. Accurate and Fast Simulations of LSDC Systems, .
  • Velho, Pedro, Legrand, Arnaud. Accuracy study and improvement of network simulation in the simgrid framework. In in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques., .