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Tools for Empirical and Operational Analysis of Mobile Offloading in Loop-Based Applications

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  • Alexandru-Corneliu OLTEANU

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  • Nicolae TAPUS

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Offloading for mobile devices is an increasingly popular research topic, matching the popu-larity mobile devices have in the general population. Studying mobile offloading is challenging because of device and application heterogeneity. However, we believe that focusing on a specific type of application can bring advances in offloading for mobile devices, while still keeping a wide range of applicability. In this paper we focus on loop-based applications, in which most of the functionality is given by iterating an execution loop. We model the main loop of the application with a graph that consists of a cycle and propose an operational analysis to study offloading on this model. We also propose a testbed based on a real-world application to empirically evaluate offloading. We conduct performance evaluation using both tools and compare the analytical and empirical results.

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  • Alexandru-Corneliu OLTEANU & Nicolae TAPUS, 2013. "Tools for Empirical and Operational Analysis of Mobile Offloading in Loop-Based Applications," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(4), pages 5-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:17:y:2013:i:4:p:5-17
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