Group Seminars: Luis Silva, Univ. Coimbra, Portugal

May 4th, 2006|

Presentation in UPC (4-May-2006; 11h00) about “Software Aging and Rejuvenation in SOAP-based Middleware Tools” Speaker: Luis Silva, Univ. Coimbra, Portugal There was a very interesting presentation in BSC last Thursday given by Luís Silva from the Universtiy of Coimbra, Portugal. Using a benchmarking framework, with particular emphasis on dependability benchmarking, he analyized the software aging of certain SOA (Service-oriented architecture) servers. Software aging refers to common problems encountered when an application or server is running in a 24×7 environment. Reduced throughput and even crashes can result over time due to various reasons such as memory leaks, unreleased file-locks or blocked threads. Studies on the most popular SOAP middleware server, Apache Axis 1.3, resulted in some alarming findings. Most significantly it was discovered that a default installation of [...]