The Power of Synchronisation: Formal Analysis of Power Consumption in Networks of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators



Gainer, Paul, Linker, Sven ORCID: 0000-0003-2913-7943, Dixon, Clare ORCID: 0000-0002-4610-9533, Hustadt, Ullrich ORCID: 0000-0002-0455-0267 and Fisher, Michael
(2018) The Power of Synchronisation: Formal Analysis of Power Consumption in Networks of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators. Quantitative Evaluation of Systems.

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Abstract

We assess the power consumption of network synchronisation protocols, particularly the energy required to synchronise all nodes across a network. We use the widely adopted approach of bio-inspired, pulse-coupled oscillators to achieve network-wide synchronisation and provide an extended formal model of just such a protocol, enhanced with structures for recording energy usage. Exhaustive analysis is then carried out through formal verification, utilising the PRISM model checker to calculate the resources consumed on each possible system execution. This allows us to assess a range of parameter instantiations and to explore trade-offs between power consumption and time to synchronise. This provides a principled basis for the formal analysis of a much broader range of large-scale network protocols.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs.DC, cs.DC, cs.NI
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 15:59
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2022 11:32
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3034124

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