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The use of a mathematical model with different values as variables in order to determine the likelihood of a particular outcome. A simulation is run many times (often thousands) in order to find the most likely outcome. Running simulations is important for analysts who, for example, wish to predict a security's future price movements.


To create an artificial environment or circumstance that closely resembles reality so that people may test their predictions about behavior or practice their skills. One may purchase simulation software to help new real estate agents learn how to interact with buyers and sellers or house-flipping simulation software to learn the tricks and perils of that process.

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It is also possible to run multiple simulations on multiple PCs as they can connect to the simulating CAN bus across the LAN and so exchange messages with each other.
This is particularly useful for simulating the performance of ADCs in cellular CDMA and OFDM wireless data transfer applications.
CDMA network performance is inherently load-dependent, but simulating peak loads hasn't been easy or affordable with traditional test technologies.
Real-world conditions are accurately replicated by simulating network error conditions and realistic user behavior.
Denali's MMAV product is the de facto industry standard for modeling and simulating memory during all phases of design and verification.
And Chuck Mathews, DP Technology Vice President noted, "MachineWorks v6 will enable us to build on the versatility of ESPRIT by simulating evermore complex machining environments with True Solid accuracy and flexibility.
Spirent's New Distributed Denial of Service Solution Provides First Industry Test for Simulating Attacks with Multi-Protocol Traffic
Simics is a system-level instruction set simulator, capable of simulating high-end target systems with sufficient fidelity and speed to boot and run operating systems and commercial workloads.
Reflector replaces multiple racks of servers, realistically simulating the behavior of the world's largest Web, application and data server environments.

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