DSPNexpress: A software package for the efficient solution of deterministic and stochastic Petri Nets
This paper describes the analysis tool DSPNexpress which has been developed at the Technische Universität Berlin since 1991. The development of DSPNexpress has been motivated by the lack of a powerful software package for the numerical solution of deterministic and stochastic Petri nets (DSPNs) and the complexity requirements imposed by evaluating memory consistency models for multicomputer systems. The development of DSPNexpress has gained by the author's experience with the version 1.4 of the software package GreatSPN. However, opposed to GreatSPN, the software architecture of DSPNexpress is particularly tailored to the numerical evaluation of DSPNs. Furthermore, DSPNexpress contains a graphical interface running under the X11 window system. To the best of the author's knowledge, DSPNexpress is the first software package which contains an efficient numerical algorithm for computing steady-state solutions of DSPNs.