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Real Distribution of Response Time Instability in Service-Oriented Architecture

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anatoliy Gorbenko, Emeritus Professor Alexander Romanovsky



This paper reports our practical experience of benchmarking a complex System Biology Web Service, and investigates the instability of its behaviour and the delays induced by the communication medium. We present the results of our statistical data analysis and the distributions, describing and predicting the response time instability typical of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) built over the Internet. Our experiment has shown that the request processing time of the target e-science Web Service has a higher instability than the network round trip time. It was found that the request processing time can be represented better than the network round trip time using a particular theoretical distribution, moreover the probability distribution series of the round trip time have characteristics make it really difficult to describe them theoretically. The paper concludes with discussing the lessons learnt about the analysis techniques to be used in such experiments, the validity of the data, the main causes of uncertainty and possible remedial action.

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Author(s): Gorbenko A, Kharchenko V, Mamutov S, Tarasyuk O, Chen Y, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2009

Pages: 11

Print publication date: 01/12/2009

Source Publication Date: December 2009

Report Number: 1182

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne