Some of the material in is restricted to members of the community. By logging in, you may be able to gain additional access to certain collections or items. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact Page.
The computer architecture community relies on standard benchmark suites like MiBench, NAS, PARSEC, SPEC CPU2006 (SPEC)®, and SPLASH to study different hardware designs, but such suites are insufficient for evaluating mobile platforms like Android. Even suites that were developed for embedded systems cannot be used to gain an understanding of Android device/system interaction because they do not exercise key components of the software stack. Although based on a conventional Linux ® kernel, Android includes native libraries, a virtual machine runtime, and an application framework with multiple components for managing resources. All these interact in complex ways to support Android applications. C programs running on Linux have a relatively simple virtual memory organization, and most memory references come from the application code. In contrast, Android has a much more complex virtual memory organization (due to its multiple APIs and numerous shared libraries), and most memory references come from the Android software stack. The complexity of Android's execution environment provides opportunities for computer architects to better support the execution characteristics, structures, and resource requirements of the Android software stack and opportunities for software developers to optimize their applications for this rich environment. To help the community to exploit these opportunities, we introduce Agave, an open-source benchmark suite designed to expose the complex interactions between components of the Android software stack.
A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Computer Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Gary Tyson, Professor Directing Dissertation; Linda DeBrunner, University Representative; David Whalley, Committee Member; Xin Yuan, Committee Member.
Florida State University
Use and Reproduction
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). The copyright in theses and dissertations completed at Florida State University is held by the students who author them.