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Android Performance and Benchmark Tool-Set Released

DHTechnologies ( released the DHTDroid Android performance and benchmark

tool-set to the community.

Austin, TX, August 27, 2010 --( Actual systems performance consists of an application driven
workload, the speed and availability of the accessed OS components, as well as the speed and availability
of the involved hardware resources. Every OS is basically an abstraction provider, a reactive entity whose
performance depends on the pattern of the application load imposed to it. More specifically, OS
performance depends on both, the capabilities of the hardware interface that is being abstracted, and the
way the OS abstractions are utilized by an application. In reality, not every application is using the same
OS abstractions, as each application has its own access (code) path through the OS. It is a fact that prior
to releasing new systems into production, virtually no company truly stress-tests (benchmarks) the
product from a HW AND an OS perspective.

Such a health-check would insure that new systems that are being deployed into production are operating
correctly, and are performing as anticipated. Further, such a stress-test (benchmark) insures that any
operating system or hardware related issues are being addressed prior to releasing the new systems.

The DHTDroid tool-set not only allows stress-testing and benchmarking the HW and the OS, but also
establishes a capacity baseline for the products. Therefore, any application performance problems that
may arise can be resolved in an as efficient and effective manner as possible (based on scientific
performance data and not based on intuition). Further, DHTDroid tool-set aids at identifying and
resolving any potential HW, OS, or application issues in significantly less time, saving companies a
substantial amount of money and IT (development) resources. As an additional benefit, the tool-set can be
used to tune and optimize the application code onto the underlying Android and HW infrastructure.

The DHTDroid tool-set allows Android HW engineers and SW developers to quantify how the major
Android OS abstractions depend on the speed and availability of the underlying hardware platform. The
goal for the DHTDroid project was to implement a set of Android based systems benchmark programs
that generate an OS/HW abstraction vector that can be mapped to any specific application load (hence the
tool-set is universally applicable). Further, the performance behavior of different Android versions can be
compared. Also, HW cross-comparison studies can be conducted based on the tool-set. The tool-set and
the documentation can be downloaded from the Resource page on


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DHTechnologies (DHT)
Dominique Heger
512 773 1938
Skype: dhtusa

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