Characterising Effective Resource Analyses for Parallel and Distributed Coordination

P. W. Trinder, M. I. Cole, H-W. Loidl, G. J. Michaelson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundational and Practical Aspects of Resource Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Workshop, FOPARA 2009, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 6, 2009, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15331-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15330-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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