Behavior and Performance Analysis of Distributed Systems Using a Hybrid

TitleBehavior and Performance Analysis of Distributed Systems Using a Hybrid
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsHaban, D., & Wybranietz D.
Other Numbers528

This paper describes a hybrid monitor for measuring the performance and observing the behavior of distributed systems during execution. We emphasize data collection, analysis and presentation of execution data. A special hardware support, which consists of a test and measurement processor (TMP), was designed and has been implemented in the nodes of an experimental multicomputer system consisting of eleven nodes. The operations of the TMP are completely transparent with a minimal, less than 0.1%, overhead to the measured system. In the experimental system, all the TMPs were connected with a central monitoring station, using an independent communication network, in order to provide a global view of the monitored system. The central monitoring station displays the resulting information in easy-to-read charts and graphs. Our experience with the TMP shows that it promotes an improved understanding of run-time behavior and performance measurements, to derive qualitative and quantitative assessments of distributed systems.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-89-029

Abbreviated Authors

D. Haban and D. Wybranietz

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report