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Modeling and Analysis of Power-Aware Systems
Departmental Papers (CIS)
  • Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania
  • Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus
  • Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kyriakos Christou, University of Pennsylvania
Date of this Version
4-7-2003
Document Type
Conference Paper
Comments
Postprint version. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2619, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems 2003 (TACAS 2003), pages 409-424.
Publisher URL: http://springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=105633
Abstract

The paper describes a formal approach for designing and reasoning about power-constrained, timed systems. The framework is based on process algebra, a formalism that has been developed to describe and analyze communicating concurrent systems. The proposed extension allows the modeling of probabilistic resource failures, priorities of resource usages, and power consumption by resources within the same formalism. Thus, it is possible to model alternative power-consumption behaviors and analyze tradeoffs in their timing and other characteristics. This paper describes the modeling and analysis techniques, and illustrates them with examples, including a dynamic voltage-scaling algorithm.

Keywords
  • Process algebra,
  • power-aware systems,
  • probabilistic modeling
Citation Information
Oleg Sokolsky, Anna Philippou, Insup Lee and Kyriakos Christou. "Modeling and Analysis of Power-Aware Systems" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sokolsky/59/