The Parsimony Project is a vehicle for conducting research in distributed, network-centric computing. The primary objective is the development of a Java-based testbed for distributed discrete-event simulation. In this paper, we present requirements for the implementation of a distributed, discrete-event simulation system based on our earlier research in the area. We show how the Java language and virtual machine support directly these requirements. Finally, we describe briefly a suite comprised of eight different, yet compatible simulators. A user-defined simulation can be run using any of the simulators without modification or even recompilation.
Copyright 1999 by Simulation Councils, Inc.
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