Fluid modelling is a next-generation technique for analysing massive performance models. Passive cooperation is a popular cooperation mechanism frequently used by performance engineers. Therefore having an accurate translation of passive cooperation into a fluid model is of direct practical application. We compare different existing styles of fluid model translation of passive cooperation in a stochastic process algebra. We explain why the development of a fluid semantics for passive cooperation is not straightforward and we present an alternative definition which more closely matches the underlying discrete model. Finally, we present quantitative comparisons with a previous version of the fluid semantics in which numerical discrepancies can be observed.
An extended version to appear in Performance Evaluation: http://pubs.doc.ic.ac.uk/passive-fluid-semantics/
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