Structured performance analysis for component-based systems
by N. Salmi; Patrice Moreaux; Malika Ioualalen
International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS), Vol. 3, No. 1/2, 2012

Abstract: The component-based system (CBS) paradigm is now largely used to design software systems. In addition, performance and behavioural analysis remains a required step for the design and the construction of efficient systems. This is especially the case of CBS, which involve interconnected components running concurrent processes. This paper proposes a compositional method for modelling and structured performance analysis of CBS. Modelling is based on stochastic well-formed nets (SWNs), a high level model of stochastic Petri nets, widely used for dependability analysis of concurrent systems. Starting from the definition of the system given in a suitable architecture description language, and from the definition of the elementary components, we build an SWN of the global system together with a set of SWNs modelling the components of the CBS and their connections. From these models, we derive performances of the system thanks to a structured analysis induced by the structure of the CBS. We describe the application of our method through an example designed in the framework of the CORBA component model.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-Aug-2014

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