Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Yi Deng

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Shu-Ching Chen

Third Advisor's Name

Prabakar Nagarajan

Date of Defense



The RAD (Resource Access Decider) authorization service is implemented at CADSE (Center for Advanced Distributed Systems Engineering) as a prototype based on the OMG (Object Management Group) CORBA (Common Object Reference Broker Architecture) specification for RAD (Resource Access Decider) facility. It is a part of the research towards developing performance efficient and available distributed authorization service. In order to test the performance of such an implementation, measurements have to be made to obtain data, which can be used to analyze the resource consumption and system behavior under different configurations. Such tests will have to be performed throughout the development process and this requires automating the performance measurement process to streamline the different stages of data gathering, analysis and interpretation. This thesis presents a performance measurement tool based on the DOVE (Distributed Object Visualization Environment) framework, capable of running the tests, gathering the data, computing and interpreting the data into graphical formats. The tool also provides a view of the system behavior by monitoring the performance of the individual components within the RAD prototype.





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