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Characterising effective resource analyses for parallel and distributed coordination. (English) Zbl 1305.68050
van Eekelen, Marko (ed.) et al., Foundational and practical aspects of resource analysis. First international workshop, FOPARA 2009, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 6, 2009. Revised selected papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-15330-3/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6324, 67-83 (2010).
Summary: An important application of resource analysis is to improve the performance of parallel and distributed programs. In this context key resources are time, space and communication. Given the spectrum of cost models and associated analysis techniques available, what combination should be selected for a specific parallel or distributed context?
We address the question as follows. We outline a continuum of coordination cost models and a range of analysis techniques. We consider six representative parallel/distributed applications of resource analysis techniques, and aim to extract general principles governing why the combination of techniques is effective in its context.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1195.68013].
MSC:
68N19 Other programming paradigms (object-oriented, sequential, concurrent, automatic, etc.)
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