Last updated 2004.08.20
3.0 beta (http://www.simsans.org
Welcome to the SimSANs Homepage!
This website presents you a novel development toolkit,
designing, modeling, simulating, and evaluating SANs (Storage Area
Networks). SimSANs stands for Simulating Storage Area Networks,
written in C++ and based on
OMNeT++ discrete event simulation
framework. SimSANs intends to explore I/O path performance limits
from the architectural standpoint, and to achieve this purpose
Source-Level: Module development
Design-Level: Network topology
and architecture design using NED
(NEtwork Description) language shipped with OMNeT++.
configurations and simulation running and analysis.
Currently SimSANs enables design-level and configuration-level
development, which are built on a set of modules implemented as C++ static
libraries (xxx.lib for Windows or
libxxx.a for Linux/Unix).
SimSANs supports the following platforms:
Windows 2000/XP + VC6/VC7,
Cygwin 1.3.22 + GCC3.x, and
RedHat Linux 9.0 + GCC3.x. The one for
Solaris X86 is on its way.
If you want to work on other platforms please let
SimSANs is free to download and use for any non-profit
purposes like academic researches. Please find the library packages
at Download and user manual at
How-To. I suggest user take a look at the
Samples and run the demo program to find
out what the
SimSANs can do for you before using it. Interested user may find more useful information about
implementation at Modules and some SimSANs
related technique and ideas at Advanced.
This website is for version 2.0.
Please find version 1.0 at