RenewKube: Reference Net Simulation Scaling with Renew and Kubernetes

  • Jan Henrik RöwekampEmail author
  • Daniel Moldt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11522)


When simulating reference nets, the size (places, transitions; memory and CPU consumption) of the simulation is usually not known before actual runtime. This behavior originates from the concept of net instances, which are similar to objects in object-oriented programming. The simulator Renew supports very basic distribution but the manual infrastructural setup for simulations exceeding the capabilities of one machine is left up to the modeler until now. In this work the RenewKube tool, a ready to use Kubernetes and Docker based solution, is presented, that allows to control automated scaling of simulation instances from within the net running in the Renew simulator.


Petri net tool High-level petri nets Reference nets Distributed computing Scalability Docker Kubernetes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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