Accurate performance prediction using visual prototypes

Ribeiro-Justo, George R., Delaitre, Thierry, Zemerly, Mohamed-Jamal and Winter, Stephen (1999) Accurate performance prediction using visual prototypes. Concurrency: Practice and Experience, 11 (11). pp. 615-634. ISSN 1040-3108

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Behavioural and performance analysis is a fundamental problem in the development of parallel (and distributed) programs. To address this problem, models and supporting environments are required to enable designers to build and analyse their programs. The model we put forward in this paper combines graphical and textual representations of the program structure and uses discrete-event simulation for performance and behaviour predictions. A graphical environment supports our model, providing, amongst other features, a graphical editor, a simulation engine and a performance and behaviour visualisation tool. A number of case studies using this environment are also provided for illustration and validation of our model. Prediction errors observed in comparisons of real execution and simulation of case studies have accuracy to within 10%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 11:08

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