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A cost/benefit approach to performance analysis

Maplesden, David, Tempero, Ewan, Hosking, John and Grundy, John C 2016, A cost/benefit approach to performance analysis, in ICPE 2016 Proceedings of the 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Software Performance Engineering, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, N.Y., pp. 15-26, doi: 10.1145/2851553.2851558.

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Title A cost/benefit approach to performance analysis
Author(s) Maplesden, David
Tempero, Ewan
Hosking, John
Grundy, John C
Conference name Performance Engineering. Conference (7th : 2016 : Delft, The Netherlands)
Conference location Delft, The Netherlands
Conference dates 12 - 18 Mar. 2016
Title of proceedings ICPE 2016 Proceedings of the 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Software Performance Engineering
Publication date 2016
Conference series International Conference on Performance Engineering
Start page 15
End page 26
Total pages 12
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) efficiency analysis
blended analysis,
profiling
runtime bloat
Summary Most performance engineering approaches focus on understanding the use of runtime resources. However such approaches do not quantify the value being provided in return for the consumption of these resources. Without such a measure it is not possible to compare the e ciency of these components (that is whether the runtime cost is reasonable given the bene t being provided). We have created an empirical approach that measures the value being provided by a code path in terms of the visible data it generates for the rest of the application. Combining this with traditional performance cost data, creates an e ciency measure for every code path in the application. We have evaluated our approach using the DaCapo benchmark suite, demonstrating our analysis allows us to quantify the e ciency of the code in each benchmark and nd real optimisation opportunities, providing improvements of up to 36% in our case studies.
ISBN 9781450340809
Language eng
DOI 10.1145/2851553.2851558
Field of Research 080309 Software Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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