Cloud Simulation Workshop @NC4 2017

11 April 2017 – RECAP, in conjunction with the CloudLightning project, hosted a half-day workshop on cloud simulation. The workshop brought together a group of international researchers working on and with cloud simulation toolkits and platforms. Chaired by Prof PJ Byrne, Associate Professor in Management in DCU Business School, it involved presentations and discussions on evaluating and using a range of open source cloud simulation platforms.

James Byrne (DCU) presented a review of cloud computing simulation platforms and related environments.

james byrne presents papers on simulation at nc4 2017

Sergej Svorobej (DCU) introduced the CACTOS Prediction Toolkit which includes CactoScale, CactoOpt and CactoSim.


Tomas Brannstrom from Tieto gave an overview of the RECAP Simulator and John Kennedy explained how Intel Labs Europe use simulation for the evolving cloud. Peter Altevogt from IBM introduced the IBM Performance Simulation Framework for Cloud, which supports modular, accurate and scalable performance simulations of clouds.

Gabriel Gonzalez Castane (UCC) presented iCanCloud, a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure simulator.

gabriel gonzalez castane on icancloud at nc4 2017

Mohit Taneja from Waterford Institute of Technology discussed iFogSim, a simulator that enables modelling and simulation of Fog computing environments for evaluation of resource management and scheduling policies across edge and cloud resources under different scenarios.

mohit taneja presents ifogsim at nc4 2017

Brian Lee, presented Doopnet, an emulator for network performance analysis of Hadoop clusters using Docker and Mininet, developed by researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology.


Finally, Konstantinos Giannoutakis from CERTH, introduced the CloudLightning Simulator, a proprietary simulation engine that is capable of simulating a cloud environment comprising of heterogeneous compute resources.


Selected recordings of the presentations will be made available on the website shortly.