Title: Interactive Analysis of Performance Measurements with Viska
Advisors: Magda Balazinska and Dan Ports
Abstract: The ultimate goal of system performance analysis is to identify the underlying causes for performance differences between different systems and different workloads. We make this goal easier to achieve with Viska, a new tool for generating and interpreting performance measurement results. Viska leverages cutting-edge techniques from big data analytics and data visualization to aid and automate this analysis, and helps users derive meaningful and statistically sound conclusions using state-of-the-art causal inference and hypothesis testing techniques.