On the Memory Consumption of Probabilistic Pushdown Automata

Tomas Brazdil, Javier Esparza & Stefan Kiefer
We investigate the problem of evaluating memory consumption for systems modelled by probabilistic pushdown automata (pPDA). The space needed by a runof a pPDA is the maximal height reached by the stack during the run. Theproblem is motivated by the investigation of depth-first computations that playan important role for space-efficient schedulings of multithreaded programs. We study the computation of both the distribution of the memory consumption and its expectation. For the distribution, we show that...