Algon: a framework for supporting comparison of distributed algorithm performance

Renaud, K., Lo, J., Bishop, J., Zyl, P.v. and Worrall, B. (2003) Algon: a framework for supporting comparison of distributed algorithm performance. In: Eleventh Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Processing, Genova, Italy, 5-7 Febuary 2003, pp. 425-432. ISBN 9780769518756 (doi:10.1109/EMPDP.2003.1183620)

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Abstract

Programmers often need to use distributed algorithms to add non-functional behaviour such as mutual exclusion, deadlock detection and termination, to a distributed application. They find the selection and implementation of these algorithms daunting. Consequently, they have no idea which algorithm will be best for their particular application. To address this difficulty the Algon framework provides a set of pre-coded distributed algorithms for programmers to choose from, and provides a special performance display tool to support choice between algorithms. The performance tool is discussed. The developer of a distributed application will be able to observe the performance of each of the available algorithms according to a set of of widely accepted and easily-understandable performance metrics and compare and contrast the behaviour of the algorithms to support an informed choice. The strength of the Algon framework is that it does not require a working knowledge of algorithmic theory or functionality in order for the developer to use the algorithms.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Karen
Authors: Renaud, K., Lo, J., Bishop, J., Zyl, P.v., and Worrall, B.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN:9780769518756
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the Eleventh Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Processing
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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