Tommy Sturgeon - Wi Fi Virtual Laboratory
Suzanne Hague - 802.11 informational content
Clare Kerbey - site organisation
Colin Allison - project direction
Alan Millar - project direction
Stuart Purdie - grid service version
J Ross Nicoll - site management
The ns2 simulator is at the heart of the WiFiVL. The network simulator (/ns/) v. 2 was developed by UCB, LLNL, Xerox PARC,
USC/ICI, and is currently maintained by USC/ISI. It is an object-oriented, discrete event simulator that is particularly useful
for simulating TCP/IP networks. /ns/ also has wireless network models and a network animator (/nam/) tool. It is freely distributed, and all
source code, C++ and Object Tcl (OTcl), is available here.
Sponsorship and Support
The work undertaken as part of this project has been supported by the following organisations:
ELeGI - European Learning Grid Infrastructure - is researching the use of
exploratory learning environments created from service-oriented
architectures and virtualised resources. In this case the WiFiVL is a
service based learning environment which virtualises the ns2 simulator.
This work is partially supported by the European Community under the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme of the 6th Framework Programme for RTD - project ELeGI, contract IST-002205. This work does not represent the opinion of the European Community, and the European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of it.
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