Accession Number:

ADA413664

Title:

Network Survivability Analysis Using Easel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The survivability of large, complex networks such as the Internet is an increasing concern, but such networks are difficult to analyze because they are topologically complex, highly non-linear in their responses, and inherently unbounded i.e., no node in the network can have global knowledge. This report will describe how to develop statistically valid networks and, as an example of their use, apply them to the simulation of virus propagation It will illustrate the construction of network topologies with GENeSIS, a program written in the general-purpose programming language Easel. The report will also summarize ongoing significant work in this area and give readers insight into how information or artifacts flow through networks and how networks respond to major disruptions.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE