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A Transactional Architecture for Simulation

Hoverd, Tim, Sampson, Adam T. (2010) A Transactional Architecture for Simulation. In: ICECCS 2010: Fifteenth IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems. . pp. 286-290. IEEE Press (KAR id:24147)


We are developing a concurrent, agent-based approach to complex systems simulation as part of the CoSMoS project. In such simulations an agent's behaviour can typically be characterised as a series of queries and updates to its environment--a ''transactional'' pattern of interaction familiar to programmers of database systems. We explore how ideas from the field of databases, such as optimistic approaches to consistency and replication, may profitably be applied to the field of simulation, and how the constraints of modern databases can be relaxed to yield better performance while maintaining simulation validity.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Adam Sampson
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2010 14:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
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