QoS Analysis of Real-Time Distributed Systems Based on Hybrid Analysis of Probabilistic Model Checking Technique and Simulation

Takeshi NAGAOKA, Akihiko ITO, Kozo OKANO, Shinji KUSUMOTO
2011 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
For the Internet, system developers often have to estimate the QoS by simulation techniques or mathematical analysis. Probabilistic model checking can evaluate performance, dependability and stability of information processing systems with random behaviors. We apply a hybrid analysis approach onto real-time distributed systems. In the hybrid analysis approach, we perform stepwise analysis using probabilistic models of target systems in different abstract levels. First, we create a probabilistic
more » ... model with detailed behavior of the system (called detailed model), and apply simulation on the detailed model. Next, based on the simulation results, we create a probabilistic model in an abstract level (called simplified model). Then, we verify qualitative properties using the probabilistic model checking techniques. This prevents from state-explosion. We evaluate the validity of our approach by comparing to simulation results of NS-2 using a case study of a video data streaming system. The experiments show that the result of the proposed approach is very close to that of NS-2 simulation. The result encourages the approach is useful for the performance analysis on various domain.
doi:10.1587/transinf.e94.d.958 fatcat:77t7hb5hmrcjzhz6l57vujuxou