ACID Sim Tools is an interactive and batch-mode simulation tool (and framework) developed by Anakreon Mentis, Panagiotis Katsaros and Lefteris Angelis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the performance evaluation of different combinations of concurrency control, atomic commit processing and recovery protocols (and protocol parameters), based on a minimal set of assumptions for an object-based computational model. The tool produces metrics that provide insight into the most influential performance and availability trade-offs that arise in distributed transaction processing architectures. Documentation and source code is available at their ACID web site.

The simulator will also be presented at SimulationWorks 2008 conference, which is co-located with the Simutools 2008 conference and the OMNeT++ 2008 workshop.