Family-Based Performance Analysis of Variant-Rich Software Systems

  • Matthias Kowal
  • Ina Schaefer
  • Mirco Tribastone
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8411)

Abstract

We study models of software systems with variants that stem from a specific choice of configuration parameters with a direct impact on performance properties. Using UML activity diagrams with quantitative annotations, we model such systems as a product line. The efficiency of a product-based evaluation is typically low because each product must be analyzed in isolation, making difficult the re-use of computations across variants. Here, we propose a family-based approach based on symbolic computation. A numerical assessment on large activity diagrams shows that this approach can be up to three orders of magnitude faster than product-based analysis in large models, thus enabling computationally efficient explorations of large parameter spaces.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Kowal
    • 1
  • Ina Schaefer
    • 1
  • Mirco Tribastone
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität BraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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