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GANCLES Simulator

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GANCLES is an event-driven asynchronous simulator derived from ANCLES, developed at Politecnico of Torino. This simulation tool has gradually evolved over the years to allow the simulation of elastic connections over IP networks, with a flow-level granularity, and the study of different lightpath-level granularity in ASON-based wavelength-routed networks.

GANCLES has been developed with the joint collaboration of both the Department of Telecommunication of Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the Department of Information and Communication Technology of the University of Trento.

The main novelty is the integration between the two network layers (the data-layer and the optical-layer), thus allowing the in-depth study of the interaction between them when a multi-layer network environment such as IP over WDM is considered. The objective of the simulator is to give researchers a useful tool to study new algorithms and protocols, to analyze network performance, to implement traffic engineering criteria, and to design QoS provisioning means in multi-layer environment.


R. Lo Cigno, E. Salvadori, Z. Zsóka, Elastic Traffic Effects on WDM Dynamic Grooming Algorithms, In Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2004, Dallas (TX) - USA, December 2004.

E. Salvadori, R. Lo Cigno, Z. Zsóka, Dynamic Grooming in IP over WDM Networks: A Study with Realistic Traffic based on GANCLES Simulation Package, In Proceedings of IFIP/IEEE Optical Network Design and Models - ONDM, Milan, February 7-9, 2005

E. Salvadori, Z. Zsóka, R. Lo Cigno, R. Battiti A Framework for Dynamic Grooming in IPO Overlay Architectures, Submitted for publication

E. Salvadori, R. Lo Cigno, D. Severina, Z. Zsóka, GANCLES: A Network Level Simulator to Study Optical Routing, Wavelength Assignment and Grooming Algorithms, Technical report DIT-04-017, 2004, Dipartimento di Informatica e Telecomunicazioni, Universit? di Trento


Download the v.1.0 of GANCLES simulator here

User's Manual 1.0
Statistics User's Manual 1.0


Ministero Italiano dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), through the two FIRB projects: ADONIS and GRID.IT

Hungarian Italian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation Project for 2004-2007, project reference number I-17/03

E-NEXT Network of Excellence Emerging Network Technologies


Zsóka Zoltán
Elio Salvadori
Renato Lo Cigno

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