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Evaluating the adaptivity of computing systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Katinka Wolter, Professor Aad van Moorsel



Although adaptivity, the ability to adapt, is an important property of complex computing systems, so far little thought has been given to its evaluation. In this paper we propose a framework and methodology for the definition of benefit-based adaptivity metrics. The metrics thus defined allow an informed choice between systems based on their adaptivity to be made. We demonstrate application of the framework in a case study of restart strategies for Web Services Reliable Messaging. Additionally, we provide a broad survey of related approaches that may be used in the study of adaptivity (comprising, among others, robustness, performability, and control analysis), and evaluate their respective merits in relation to the proposed adaptivity metric.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Reinecke P, Wolter K, van Moorsel A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Performance Evaluation

Year: 2010

Volume: 67

Issue: 8

Pages: 676-693

Print publication date: 17/12/2010

Date deposited: 17/11/2010

ISSN (print): 0166-5316

ISSN (electronic): 1872-745X

Publisher: Elsevier B.V.


DOI: 10.1016/j.peva.2009.12.001


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Wo 898/2-1German Research Foundation (DFG)