Distinguish between Terminating and Non-Terminating simulations.
|Terminating Simulations||Non-Terminating simulations|
|Runs for some duration of time $T_E$, where E is a specified event that stops the simulation.||Runs continuously, or at least over a very long period of time.|
|Bank example: Opens at 8:30 am (time 0) with no customers present and 8 of the 11 teller working (initial conditions), and closes at 4:30 pm (Time $T_E$ = 480 minutes)||Examples: assembly lines that shut down infrequently, telephone systems, hospital emergency rooms.|
|Ends at the stopping time $T_E$.||Runs continuously.|