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Simulation in Japan: State-of-the-Art Update



Shigeki Umeda, Albert W. Jones


Computer hardware continues to decrease in cost and increase in power. Simulation vendors have hypothesized that this trend, together with new requirements for system integration, have produced a new business environment for discrete-event simulation all over the world. This paper, which provides an update to an earlier report, describes current trends in Japanese industry regarding the use of discrete-event simulation. The information contained in the paper was derived from interviews with many representatives of Japanese industry. It shows that, in general, this hypothesis is true in Japan.

NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6040
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computer hardware, system integration


Umeda, S. and Jones, A. (1997), Simulation in Japan: State-of-the-Art Update, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created January 1, 1997, Updated October 16, 2008