February 1, 2012

Replication Runner in Simio

Today it's just a quick announcement from the Simio Insider forum that with the new sprint, there will be a new feature called Replication Runner. It comes with the Enterprise- and Team-Edition of Simio, and it sounds really cool! What does it do? Suppose you have multiple machines running Simio in one of the editions mentioned, and you are creating experiments with multiple replications. Now the Replication Runner, if running on all computers, and if the computers are connected via network, uses the computing capacity of all machines it can reach to execute the experiment.

In my opinion, this is a great feature, and it offers a great way to improve simulation execution. This feature is especially noteworthy, as the speed of complex simulations is a critical factor.

I have not yet tried this feature myself, but I will soon and afterwards report about it here.