Riverbed Modeler: A Suite of Protocols and Technologies with a Sophisticated Development Environment
By modeling all network types and technologies (including VoIP, TCP, OSPFv3, MPLS, IPv6, and more), Riverbed Modeler analyzes networks to compare the impact of different technology designs on end-to-end behavior. Modeler lets you test and demonstrate technology designs before production; increase network R&D productivity; develop proprietary wireless protocols and technologies; and evaluate enhancements to standards-based protocols.
What is Network Modeling?
Are your network designers constantly challenged by the growing complexity of communications protocols and the increasing scale of network deployments? Network R&D is no longer a process that can be conceded to spreadsheets or traditional software.
In order for Network R&D organizations to innovate, they need robust network simulation software to easily and intuitively model the intricate end-to-end behavior of protocols. The solution must also be able to efficiently analyze the performance of these protocols and technologies in network infrastructure models of realistic scale.
Compared to competitive solutions, Modeler boasts the fastest discrete event-simulation engine on the market. Save time with access to the largest, most comprehensive library of open source, discrete event simulation models for the IT industry.
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Riverbed provides its software for free to qualifying universities worldwide for academic research and teaching. Over 25,000 university professors and students use Riverbed’s products in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and related disciplines.
The Riverbed Modeler University Program offers:
Full Model Library: Popular protocol and vendor device models are available, including specialized models such as IPv6, LTE, UMTS, MPLS, and WiMAX.
Advanced Modeling and Simulation: Discrete event simulation, analytic modeling, and hybrid technologies provide high fidelity, scalable simulations.
Targeted offering for Research groups within universities (explained in sections below).
Maintenance: Discounted maintenance is mandatory on all licenses and is offered to enable access to Riverbed technical support and training.
Access to on-line user-community: Share ideas, initiatives, and success and ask questions to a large peer user community.
University Research & Teaching Program
Riverbed Modeler and its modules model communication devices, protocols, technologies, and architectures, and simulate their performance in a dynamic virtual network environment. Integrated code debugging and data analysis features facilitate the design process. Riverbed’s products enable a broad range of academic research such as:
Evaluating and enhancing wireless protocols such as LTE, WiMAX, and 802.11.
Studying new power management schemes for sensor networks.
Researching new enhancements to core network technologies such as IPv6 and MPLS.
Analyzing optical network designs.
The purchase of maintenance is mandatory on all the modules offered through this Program and thus participants will have access to the on-site or web-based trainings offered by Riverbed.
Riverbed encourages research of new technologies and understands the importance of the academic community in this effort. Riverbed provides a platform to showcase your breakthrough research at the company’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Modeler Academic Edition software is created for introductory level networking courses. This software incorporates tools for all phases of a study, including model design, simulation, data collection, and data analysis.
Q1. How long does it take for the application to get approved?
A1. It usually takes five business days for the application to get approved once we receive all the required information from the online application form.
Q2. Can I install the licenses on my personal machine?
A2. No. The licenses can only be installed in the university owned machines or labs.
Q3. How do I renew my licenses?
A3. In order to renew your licenses, you would need to upload your lab manuals/research papers and models on our Splash site.
Q4. How do I make the payment if I want to purchase maintenance on my research licenses?
A4. You can either pay us by credit card, check or wire transfer the amount. We will provide you with more details once your application is approved.
Q5. Does my university qualify to be a part of University Program?
A5. Please fill out the application form. We will process the application within five business days and apprise you as needed.
Q6. Who needs to fill out the online application form – Student/ Professor?
A6. Any one can fill out the online application form. However, any student filling out the online application form must provide us with complete details about their professor.
Q7. Do all users have access to Riverbed Technical Support?
A7. University Research Program license holders with active maintenance contracts can contact Riverbed Technical Support. Additionally, the online user community on splash.riverbed.comis a useful medium for technical discussions for research and teaching applications of Modeler.
Step 1: Reduce simulation runtime by utilizing Modeler’s parallel and distributed simulation capabilities
Leverage three different simulation technologies to efficiently tradeoff simulation detail and speed
Step 2: Model network protocols, resources, algorithms, applications, and queuing policies in detail using Modeler’s object-oriented modeling
Accelerate model design with more than 400 out-of-the-box protocol and vendor device models from Modeler’s library
Step 3: Easily interpret simulation results using intuitive charts, tables, and graphs
Quickly correlate graphical results with network behavior by replaying simulations
Riverbed Modeler helps network R&D organizations to boost productivity, improve product performance and quality, and accelerate time-to-market for fixed and wireless communication technologies. It comes in three flavors.
Product Models: Riverbed Modeler for Organizations Large and Small
As the main workhorse in the Riverbed Modeler family, this flavor accelerates the R&D process for analyzing and designing communication networks, devices, protocols, and applications.
The Riverbed Modeler Wireless Suite for simulating wireless networks: Use this flavor for when you want high-fidelity modeling, simulation, and analysis of a broad range of wireless networks.
The Riverbed Modeler Wireless Suite for Defense: Specially designed for the unique R&D requirements of the defense community, including research and development of network protocols and architectures crucial to Network-Centric Warfare implementations.
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Benefits and Features of Riverbed Modeler
Modeler provides high-fidelity modeling, scalable simulation, and detailed analysis of a broad range of wired and wireless networks. Network R&D organizations rely on Riverved to boost productivity, improve product performance and quality, and accelerate time-to-market for fixed and wireless communication technologies. Riverved Modeler enables users to:
Develop proprietary wireless protocols and technologies
Evaluate enhancements to standards-based protocols
Test and demonstrate technology designs in realistic scenarios before production
Increase network R&D productivity and accelerate time-to-market
Riverbed Modeler eliminates the need to build real test setups to design and evaluate our protocols and algorithms, saving us time and money.
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