Configuration of distributed message converter systems


Risse, Thomas and Aberer, Karl and Wombacher, Andreas and Surridge, Mike and Taylor, Stephen (2004) Configuration of distributed message converter systems. Performance Evaluation, 58 (1). pp. 43-80. ISSN 0166-5316

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Abstract:Finding a configuration of a distributed system satisfying performance goals is a complex search problem that involves many design parameters, like hardware selection, job distribution and process configuration. Performance models are a powerful tool to analyze potential system configurations, however, their evaluation is expensive, such that only a limited number of possible configurations can be evaluated. In this paper we present a systematic method to find a satisfactory configuration with feasible effort, based on a two-step approach. First, performing a queuing network analysis a hardware configuration is determined and then a software configuration is incrementally optimized by simulating Layered Queuing Network models. We applied this method to the design of performant EDI converter systems in the financial domain, where increasing message volumes need to be handled due to the growing importance of B2B interaction.

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Additional information:Extended and revised version of the IPCCC 2001 paper
Copyright:© 2004 Elsevier Science
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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