Panagiotis (Pete) Manolios
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University

Enhanced Probabilistic Verification with 3Spin and 3Murphi

Peter C. Dillinger and Panagiotis Manolios.
SPIN 2005, 12th International SPIN Workshop on Model Checking of Software. © Springer-Verlag


3Spin and 3Murphi are modified versions of the Spin model checker and the Murphi verifier. Our modifications enhance the probabilistic algorithms and data structures for storing visited states, making them more effective and more usable for verifying huge transition systems. The tools also support a verification methodology designed to minimize time to finding errors, or to reaching desired certainty of error-freedom. This methodology calls for bitstate hashing, hash compaction, and integrated analyses of both to provide feedback and advice to the user. 3Spin and 3Murphi are the only tools to offer this support, and do so with the most powerful and flexible currently-available implementations of the underlying algorithms and data structures.

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