Model-driven network emulation with virtual time machine

Jason Liu, Raju Rangaswami, Ming Zhao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

11 Scopus citations


We present VENICE, a project that aims at developing a high-fidelity, high-performance, and highly-controllable experimental platform on commodity computing infrastructure to facilitate innovation in existing and futuristic network systems. VENICE employs a novel model-driven network emulation approach that combines simulation of large-scale network models and virtual-machine-based emulation of real distributed applications. To accurately emulate the target system and meet the computation and communication requirements of its individual elements, VENICE adopts a holistic machine and network virtualization technique, called virtual time machine, in which the time advancement of simulated and emulated components are regulated in complete transparency to the test applications. In this paper, we outline the challenges and solutions to realizing the vision of VENICE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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