Performance investigation of an on-line auction system

Jane Hillston, Leïla Kloul

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The standard design of on-line auction systems places most of the computational load on the server and its adjacent links, resulting in a bottleneck in the system. In this paper, we investigate the impact, in terms of the performance of the server and its adjacent links, of introducing active nodes into the network. The performance study of the system is done using the stochastic process algebra formalism PEPA. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-41
Number of pages19
JournalConcurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • active networks
  • agent systems
  • electronic commerce
  • load balancing
  • stochastic process algebra


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