We present a framework for building and evaluating P2P systems in simulation, local execution, and distributed deployment. Such uniform system evaluations increase confidence in the obtained results. We briefly introduce the Kompics component model and its P2P framework. We describe the component architecture of a Kompics P2P system and show how to define experiment scenarios for large dynamic systems. The same experiments are conducted in reproducible simulation, in real-time execution on a single machine, and distributed over a local cluster or a wide area network.
This demonstration shows the component oriented design and the evaluation of two P2P systems implemented in Kompics: Chord and Cyclon. We simulate the systems and then we execute them in realtime. During realtime execution we monitor the dynamic behavior of the systems and interact with them through their Web-based interfaces. We demonstrate how component-oriented design enables seamless switching between alternative protocols.