PeerfactSim.KOM is a simulator

  • for large scale distributed/p2p systems
  • aiming at the thoroughly evaluation of
  • interdependencies in multi-layered p2p systems.

The simulator is written in Java, is event-based and mainly used in p2p research projects. The simulator has been developed at the TU Darmstadt at the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) under the guidance of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz. It has been further extended and maintained at the University of Paderborn (UPB) and the University of Düsseldorf (HHU). The Community Edition of the PeerfactSim.KOM simulator has been initiated in July 2011 to support timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work which is created by the users of PeerfactSim.KOM.

You can now download the newest version of PeerfactSim.KOM – Community Edition under this link: http://peerfact.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/peerfactsimkom-community-master.zip

A hands on document that helps in setting up a first simulation and getting some insights in the internals of the simulator can be found under this link:

For questions regarding this fork, please visit http://www.peerfact.org  or visit the Forum:  http://peerfact.com/forum-4/


June 17, 2016

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History and team

Research on peer-to-peer (p2p) and distributed systems needs evaluation tools to predict and observe the behavior of protocols and mechanisms in large scale networks. The main development of PeerfactSim.KOM started in 2005 at the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) and is driven since 2006 by the project DFG FOR 733 – QuaP2P, which aims at the systematic improvement and benchmarking of p2p systems. Further users of the simulator are working in the project DFG SFB 901 – On-the-fly Computing aiming at researching p2p-based service oriented architectures. Both projects state severe requirements on the evaluation of multi-layered and large-scale distributed systems. This website offers a forum, as well as code and documentation platform for users of PeerfactSim.KOM.

Active Team at University of Düsseldorf

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kalman Graffi, Tobias Amft, Andreas Disterhöft, Ahmad Reza Cheraghi, Raed Ali, Salem Sati, Tobias Korfmacher, Christof Switala, Christopher Probst, Herve Teguim and Alexander Schneider

Active Team at University of Paderborn

Thim Strothmann, Matthias Feldotto

Active Team at Technische Universtät Darmstadt

Dominik Stingl, Christian Groß, Julius Rückert, Leo Nobach, Alexander Nigl

Contributors to PeerfactSim.KOM – Version 4 – 2011.05.10

Bjoern Dollak, Eser Esen, Dr.-Ing. Vasilios Darlagiannis, Dr.-Ing. Kalman Graffi, Tobias Lauinger, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Kaune, Gerald Klunker, André Mink, Christoph Muenker, Minh Hoang Nguyen, Leo Nobach, Dr.-Ing. Konstantin Pussep, Bjoern Richerzhagen, Julius Rueckert, Yue Sheng, Carsten Snider, Dominik Stingl, Matt Tucker, Robert Vock, Fabio Zöllner

Former development supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Aleksandra Kovacevic, (Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Liebau)

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