Dynamite 2.0

Dynamite 2.0: New features based on unsat-core extraction to improve verification of software requirements According to the Verified Software Initiative manifesto, par The Dynamite Proving System (DPS) blends the good qualities of the lightweight formal method Alloy with the certainty provided by the theorem prover PVS. Using the Alloy Analyzer during the proving process improves the PVS theorem proving experience by reducing the number of errors introduced along creative proof steps. Therefore, rather than becoming an obstacle to the goals of the Initiative, inside DPS Alloy becomes an aid. In this article we introduce new features of DPS based on the novel use of unsat cores to guide the proving process by pruning unnecessary information. We illustrate these new features using a non-trivial case-study coming from the networking domain.