[Ns-developers] announcing a new project for ns-3
tomh at tomh.org
Mon Jul 3 18:18:18 PDT 2006
I'd like to officially announce a new project, funded by NSF, to develop
a next major version of ns. We are calling it the ns-3 project, and the
PIs also include Sally Floyd, George Riley, and Sumit Roy. We also have
a collaboration with the Planete group at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, where
Mathieu Lacage has been the main developer.
Broadly, the overall goals of ns-3 are to redesign the simulator in the
- software architecture
- integration of existing networking software
- updated models
- educational use
and to perform software maintenance. More details can be found at the
The project funding will allow us to staff full-time programmers and to
fund student work on ns. We will devote some resources to continued
maintenance of ns-2 while we work on developing ns-3.
We intend for the NSF funding to be the seed for a broader open source
simulation project for the research and educational community. We
invite other research groups and individuals to participate in ns-3
development, review, discussion, and code contribution. We plan to use
the ns-developers mailing list for subsequent discussions, so if you're
interested, please subscribe there.
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