The DISCO network calculator: a toolbox for worst case analysis. In this paper we describe the design, implementation, and analytical background of the DISCO Network Calculator. The DISCO Network Calculator is an open-source toolbox written in Java™ which we developed for worst-case analyses based on network calculus. To our knowledge it is the first of its kind. It allows to do network analyses regarding performance characteristics such as delay and backlog bounds for piecewise linear arrival and service curves. We illustrate the tool’s usefulness by two comprehensive example applications.

This software is also peer reviewed by journal TOMS.