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LISA '07 Abstract

Pp. 4962 of the Proceedings

CAMP: A Common API for Measuring Performance

Mark Gabel and Michael Haungs, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Abstract

Accurate performance testing of heterogeneous distributed systems, such as those created using GRID technology, requires a consistent method for retrieving system performance data from multiple platforms. This paper presents CAMP: a low-level platform independent performance data API designed for use with distributed testing frameworks.

CAMP is not necessarily tied to the distributed testing task: it provides a simple, low-level interface into operating system performance data that can be used to build complex performance measurement applications. This paper discusses CAMP's functionality and implementation in detail. It also contains a detailed analysis of the API's correctness, performance, and overhead.

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