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New Tool Accepted: LIMBO

LIMBO is an Eclipse-based tool for handling and instantiating load intensity models.

A new tool was accepted for SPEC RG's repository of peer-reviewed tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis: LIMBO.

LIMBO is an Eclipse-based tool for handling and instantiating load intensity models based on the Descartes Load Intensity Model (DLIM). LIMBO users can define variable arrival rates for a multitude of purposes, such as custom request time-stamp generation for benchmarking or the re-parametrization of request traces. LIMBO offers an accessible way of editing DLIM instances and extracting them from existing traces. It also supports additional modeling utilities, such as using high level - DLIM (hl-DLIM) parameters for easy creation of new DLIM instances through a model creation wizard.

The LIMBO tool originates from the master's thesis by Jóakim v. Kistowski, now doctoral researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering (University of Würzburg). His thesis wins this year's GFFT Prize 2015 for Best Master's Thesis, given by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e.V.

More tools are currently under review and further submissions are encouraged. After a careful review process, the tools are published on the SPEC RG website. The tools are redistributed without modification and the submitter retains the associated rights and responsibilities.

Further information is available at http://research.spec.org/tools/.