Accession Number : ADA324030

Title :   Computer Aided Performance Engineering: Current State of the Art. Addendum to Final Technical Report,

Corporate Author : INFOPIKE INC GALES FERRY CT

Personal Author(s) : Reddi, Ramesh M. ; Ammar, Reda ; Kandasamy, Nagarajan ; Mackay, Brian ; Sholl, Howard A.

PDF Url : ADA324030

Report Date : 30 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This is an addendum to the Final Technical Report submitted as a result of Phase I SBIR work awarded to Infopike, Inc. This addendum reflects the work done by us in assessing the state of the art in the field of Computer Aided Performance Engineering. Performance evaluation of computer and software systems has become a rapidly growing field with a growing number of tools being developed for analyzing various performance aspects of such systems. The literature on performance evaluation methodologies has also mushroomed with various proposals from researchers all over the world. This addendum presents the results of a survey conducted on automated performance analysis tools for computer systems. The survey includes measurement-based tools, analytical tools, simulation tools and visualization tools, and describes their properties and capabilities. The tools have been categorized based on their analysis capabilities and include system-oriented, process-oriented and module-oriented categories. The tools surveyed in this paper incorporate various techniques including simulation, modeling (Petri net, queuing, semi-markov etc.), measurement, visualization and emulation. We also present a new methodology for tool classification that aids system designers.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, QUEUEING THEORY, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PARALLEL PROCESSING, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE