C. Murray Woodside

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Distributed or parallel software with synchronous communication via rendezvous is found in client-server systems and in proposed Open Distributed Systems, in implementation environments such as Ada, V, Remote Procedure Call systems, in Transputer systems, and in speciication techniques such as CSP, CCS and LOTOS. The delays induced by rendezvous can cause(More)
Layered queues are a canonical form of extended queueing network for systems with nested multiple resource possession, in which successive depths of nesting define the layers. The model has been applied to most modern distributed systems, which use different kinds of client-server and master-slave relationships, and scales up well. The layered queueing(More)
Performance is a pervasive quality of software systems; everything affects it, from the software itself to all underlying layers, such as operating system, middleware, hardware, communication networks, etc. Software Performance Engineering encompasses efforts to describe and improve performance, with two distinct approaches: an early-cycle predictive(More)
Performance analysis of a software specification in a language such as UML can assist a design team in evaluating performance-sensitive design decisions and in making design trade-offs that involve performance. Annotations to the design based on the UML Profile for Schedulability, Performance and Time provide necessary information such as workload(More)
Evaluation of non-functional properties of a design (such as performance, dependability, security, etc.) can be enabled by design annotations specific to the property to be evaluated. Performance properties, for instance, can be annotated on UML designs by using the "UML Profile for Schedulability, Performance and Time (SPT)". However the communication(More)
Component technologies, such as Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) and .NET, are used in enterprise servers with requirements for high performance and scalability. This work considers performance prediction from the design of an EJB system, based on the modular structure of an application server and the application components. It uses layered queueing models,(More)