EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems 15(3): e2

Research Article

A Model Transformation Tool: PMIF+ to QNAP

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258219,
        author={Catalina Llad\^{o} and Connie Smith and Pere Bonet},
        title={A Model Transformation Tool: PMIF+ to QNAP},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems},
        volume={1},
        number={3},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2015},
        month={2},
        keywords={interchange format, performance models, model driven performance engineering, spe, tool interoperability},
        doi={10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258219}
    }
    
  • Catalina Lladó
    Connie Smith
    Pere Bonet
    Year: 2015
    A Model Transformation Tool: PMIF+ to QNAP
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.valuetools.2014.258219
Catalina Lladó1,*, Connie Smith2, Pere Bonet1
  • 1: Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • 2: Performance Engineering Services
*Contact email: cllado@uib.es

Abstract

An extension to the Performance Model Interchange Format (PMIF+) to move models among tools has been recently introduced. The original PMIF was limited to models solvable with efficient, exact solution methods such as mean value analysis and product form solutions. The extensions allow models with features that require simulation or analytical approximation solutions, such as passive resources, workloads that fork into multiple concurrent workloads, etc. This paper presents a tool for the automated transformation from PMIF+ to Qnap, and explains some of the challenging transformations required by the new PMIF+ features.