Trustworthy Systems

Architecture optimisation with Currawong


Nicholas Fitzroy-Dale, Ihor Kuz and Gernot Heiser



Open Kernel Labs


We describe Currawong, a tool to perform system soft- ware architecture optimisation. Currawong is an extensible, multi-language tool which applies optimisations across API boundaries. Unlike many existing optimisation tools, Curra- wong does not require source code to perform optimisations. We show, through examples written for the popular Android smartphone platform, that Currawong is capable of signifi- cant performance improvement to existing applications.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {New Delhi, India},
    author           = {Fitzroy-Dale, Nicholas and Kuz, Ihor and Heiser, Gernot},
    booktitle        = {Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys)},
    month            = aug,
    pages            = {7--12},
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {Architecture optimisation with {Currawong}},
    year             = {2010}