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Architecture-Centric Approach to Predicting System Resource Consumption

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: Brochure
  • Topics: Performance and Dependability, Software Architecture
  • Description: This information sheet describes the SEI architecture-centric, model-based toolkit for predicting behavior in bandwidth usage, CPU time, and power consumption.


The SEI's architecture-centric, model-based tools permit resource budgeting and allocation analysis at multiple levels of architecture model refinement, early and throughout the development life cycle. An initial model may consist of top-level software and the hardware model. These tools roll up budget totals and compare them with available system capacity. If application components are bound to the hardware, a hardware-component-specific capacity comparison can be performed.