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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Generate benchmarks in an automated fashion


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UNIT NAME
Benchmark Generator Tool (BGT)
VERSION
1.0
REVIEW CODE
AR; C1 1.0 A
INET ADDRESS
Not documented in PAL database
AUTHOR
The MITRE Corporation
7252 Colshire Drive, McLean VA
RIGHTS
PUBLIC DOMAIN
COPYRIGHT
Not documented in PAL database
DATE CREATED
11/26/88
DATE RELEASED
11/26/88
DATE LAST UPDATED
11/26/88
LOCATION
ASR
PAL
C2MUG
PC-BLUE
AdaNET
ENVIRONMENT
sun/verdix/unix
dec/dec_ada/vms
LIMITATIONS
Not documented in PAL database
CERTIFICATION
Ada System Certifier_1 1.0
Date/Time of Processing: Tuesday   24 May       1994 09:33:16Pm
Overall Assessment of System: OK
Classification of System: A
Basis of Classification --
Syntax Errors                               PASS
Completeness                                PASS
Independence from External Libraries        PASS
Independence from a Specific Ada Compiler   PASS

Number of ...
Files              14
Library Units      14
Lines            2423
Statements        607
Comments          586

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languages/ada/asr/bnchmark/bgt:
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  bgt.zip                 14,208


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ABSTRACT

This tool was developed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  
to benchmark Ada compilation systems (ACS).

The BGT is to be used for measuring capacity and performance aspects 
of the ACS.

The BGT will allow the generation of an Ada software system
that resembles the size and complexity of any Ada software system.  
Use of the BGT will allow the user to demonstrate functionality 
and capacities of the proposed systems ACS being examined
and to gain an understanding of the compilation system's ability to
handle software representative of the scale and complexity 
of the software system to be developed.  The BGT is composed of 
two sets of tests, Library Capacity tests
and Dependency Maintenance Test tests.

The Library Capacity tests evaluate the number of dependent
compilation units that the library management system can accommodate.  By
generating compilation units that reflect the size and complexity of a
given software system, the proposed ACS can be evaluated in terms of its
capacity to handle that software system.

The Dependency Maintenance tests evaluate the correctness and efficiency
of the ACS's dependency graph implementation.  A key advantage of the
Ada library management system is the ability to decompose the software
system into manageable compilation units and to modify a compilation unit
without having to recompile the entire system.  The Dependency
Maintenance tests allow the recompilation capabilities of the ACS to be
evaluated.  By generating compilation units that reflect the size and
complexity of a given software system, the proposed ACS can be evaluated in 
terms of its recompilation capabilities for handling that system.

See the paper by MITRE in the proceedings of the Third International
IEEE Conference on Ada Applications and Environments (23-25 May 1988)
for a general description and motivation for the tool.


REVISION HISTORY

DATE         VERSION	AUTHOR                  HISTORY
11/26/88       1.0   MITRE                   Initial Release to the ASR


RELEASE NOTICE

This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.

This software is copyright by the author.

This software is released to the Ada community.
This software is released to the Public Domain (note:
  software released to the Public Domain is not subject
  to copyright protection).
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE


DISCLAIMER

	This software and its documentation are provided "AS IS" and
without any expressed or implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties
as to performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular
purpose exist.
	The user is advised to test the software thoroughly before
relying on it.  The user must assume the entire risk and liability of
using this software.  In no event shall any person or organization of
people be held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.