Scalable simulation in a cluster computing environment depends
on effective mechanisms for load balancing.
This paper presents an object-oriented software architecture
and specifies communication protocols which
support efficient load balancing via object migration in
cluster based PDES.
A general decomposition of functionality is given in the context
of a flexible adaptable architecture for migration
and load adjustment.
The key contributions are the development of a general
architecture into which specific migration policies and
load balancing heuristics can be easily integrated
and a specification of the communication
An implementation of the proposed architecture
using PVM for communication indicates the approach is both
flexible and well suited to customization.
This enhances simulation scalability and usability
in computing platforms including both
traditional cluster computing and Web-computing.
2001. Vol. 2131, 166-173 p.