Calculating the Maximum Throughput in the Context of Workflow Execution
Workflow performance analysis is the basis of workflow evaluation and optimization. Maximum throughput is an important aspect of workflow performance. In this paper, a process analytic model for workflow execution is firstly presented. Then an algorithm is developed to identify the bottleneck activity and to calculate maximum throughput, which is a good preparation for the further analysis and optimization of workflow. Finally the simulation results show the accuracy of the proposed algorithm.
Julong Yuan, Shiming Ji, Donghui Wen and Ming Chen
Y. Xie "Calculating the Maximum Throughput in the Context of Workflow Execution", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 69-70, pp. 680-684, 2009