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Software Performance Project


The mission of the Software Performance project is to strengthen the scientific foundations of software performance measurement ("metrology for IT"). 


Its goals are:

  • Application: Replace unreliable common practices with rigorously-studied methods grounded in design of experiments
  • Research: Solve measurement challenges created by the evolution and increased complexity of commodity hardware
  • Transfer: Feed improved methods back into the community of practice

Major Accomplishments:

Test Suite for Validating Application Profiling Tools, Version 1.2

Test Driver for Android, Version 1.0 (RTD automates the repeated launching of Android test apps for experimental data collection.) 

Lead Organizational Unit:



David Flater
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Software and Systems Division, Mail Stop 8970
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

William F. Guthrie
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Statistical Engineering Division, Mail Stop 8980
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Project Alumni:

Vreda Pieterse
Ramón Luis De Jesús