A comparison of graphical design techniques for parallel, distributed software
We have compared three graphical design techniques, OMT, ADL, and PARSE, on their suitability for the development of parallel/distributed applications. Our method has been to use all three of them in modeling one, existing, application: a backup facility running within the Andrew File System. We compare and analyze the outcomes on a number of important design aspects. Based on this, we draw conclusions on each individual technique and on graphical design techniques for parallel/distributed software in general.