Superposition is a program modularization and structuring method for developing parallel and distributed systems by adding new functionality to an algorithm while the original computation is preserved. We use action systems as a formalism for the construction of distributed systems in a stepwise manner within the refinement calculus. The superposition method has been formalized as a program refinement rule for action systems within the calculus. In this paper we derive a distributed load balancing algorithm of Hofstee et al. [8,7] using the superposition method. We hereby want to check if we can use superposition as a general formalism for developing distributed systems.
|Place of Publication||Turku|
|Publisher||Åbo Akademi University|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Name||Reports on Computer Science and Mathematics, Series A95-172|