Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$97.14
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $49.63
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 62%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $49.63   
  • New (9) from $49.63   
  • Used (1) from $97.13   

Overview

The only singular, all-encompassing textbook on state-of-the-art technical performance evaluation

Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems uniquely presents all techniques of performance evaluation of computers systems, communication networks, and telecommunications in a balanced manner. Written by the renowned Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat and his coauthor Professor Noureddine Boudriga, it is also the only resource to treat computer and telecommunication systems as inseparable issues. The authors explain the basic concepts of performance evaluation, applications, performance evaluation metrics, workload types, benchmarking, and characterization of workload. This is followed by a review of the basics of probability theory, and then, the main techniques for performance evaluation—namely measurement, simulation, and analytic modeling—with case studies and examples.

  • Contains the practical and applicable knowledge necessary for a successful performance evaluation in a balanced approach
  • Reviews measurement tools, benchmark programs, design of experiments, traffic models, basics of queueing theory, and operational and mean value analysis
  • Covers the techniques for validation and verification of simulation as well as random number generation, random variate generation, and testing with examples
  • Features numerous examples and case studies, as well as exercises and problems for use as homework or programming assignments

Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems is an ideal textbook for graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information sciences, technology, and systems. It is also an excellent reference for practicing engineers and scientists.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471269830
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 Introduction and Basic Concepts 1

1.1 Background 2

1.2 Performance Evaluation Viewpoints and Concepts 3

1.3 Goals of Performance Evaluation 5

1.4 Applications of Performance Evaluation 6

1.5 Techniques 7

1.6 Metrics of Performance 8

1.7 Workload Characterization and Benchmarking 10

1.8 Summary 18

References 19

Exercises 20

2 Probability Theory Review 21

2.1 Basic Concepts on Probability Theory 22

2.2 Elementary Sampling 26

2.3 Random Variables 29

2.4 Sums of Variables 38

2.5 Regression Models 40

2.6 Important Density and Distribution Functions 47

2.7 Markov Processes 50

2.8 Limits 54

2.9 Comparing Systems using Sample Data 57

2.10 Summary 62

References 62

Exercises 63

3 Measurement/Testing Technique 66

3.1 Measurement Strategies 66

3.2 Event Tracing 67

3.3 Monitors 70

3.4 Program Optimizers 73

3.5 Accounting Logs 74

3.6 Summary 75

References 75

Exercises 76

4 Benchmarking and Capacity Planning 78

4.1 Introduction 79

4.2 Types of Benchmark Programs 80

4.3 Benchmark Examples 83

4.4 Frequent Mistakes and Games in Benchmarking 96

4.5 Procedures of Capacity Planning and Related Main Problems 100

4.6 Capacity Planning for Web Services 102

4.7 Summary 108

References 100

Exercises 112

5 Data Representation and Advanced Topics On Validation Modeling 113

5.1 Data Representation 114

5.2 Measurements 118

5.3 Program Profiling and Outlining 123

5.4 State Machine Models 127

5.5 Petri Net-Based Modeling 135

5.6 Protocol Validation 143

5.7 Summary 147

References 147

Exercises 148

6 Basics of Queueing Theory 152

6.1 Queue Models 152

6.2 Queue Parameters 157

6.3 Little'sLaw 162

6.4 Priority Management 167

6.5 Analysis of M/M/l Systems 170

6.6 The M/M/M Queue 176

6.7 Other Queues 177

6.8 Queueing Models with Insensitive Length Distribution 184

6.9 Summary 186

References 186

Exercises 187

7 Queueing Networks 190

7.1 Fundamentals of Queueing Networks 190

7.2 Model Inputs and Outputs in Queueing Networks 195

7.3 Open Networks 198

7.4 Closed Queueing Networks 204

7.5 Product Form Networks 209

7.6 Mean Value Analysis 215

7.7 Analysis Using Flow Equivalent Servers 218

7.8 Summary 220

References 220

Exercises 221

8 Operational and Mean Value Analysis 226

8.1 Operational Laws 226

8.2 Little's Formula 231

8.3 Bottleneck Analysis 236

8.4 Standard MVA 239

8.5 Approximation of MVA 244

8.6 Bounding Analysis 248

8.7 Case Study: A Circuit Switching System 255

8.8 Summary 259

References 259

Exercises 260

9 Introduction to Simulation Technique 265

9.1 Introduction 265

9.2 Types of Simulation 275

9.3 Some Terminology 279

9.4 Random-Number-Generation Techniques 280

9.5 Survey of Commonly Used Random Number Generators 291

9.6 Seed Selection 292

9.7 Random Variate Generation 294

9.8 Testing of Random Number Sequences 299

9.9 Summary 307

References 308

Exercises 310

10 Commonly Used Distributions in Simulation and Their Applications 312

10.1 Exponential Distribution 313

10.2 Poisson Distribution 315

10.3 Uniform Distribution 318

10.4 Normal Distribution 319

10.5 Weibull Distribution 326

10.6 Pareto Distribution 327

10.7 Geometric Distribution 330

10.8 Gamma distribution 331

10.9 Erlang Distribution 334

10.10 Beta Distribution 337

10.11 Binomial Distribution 338

10.12 Chi-Square Distribution 342

10.13 Student's t Distribution 345

10.14 Examples of Applications 346

10.15 Summary 349

References 349

Exercises 350

11 Analysis of Simulation Results 353

11.1 Introduction 353

11.2 Fundamental Approaches 355

11.3 Verification Techniques 358

11.4 Validation Techniques 362

11.5 Verification and Validation in Distributed Environments 365

11.6 Transient Elimination 369

11.7 Stopping Principles for Simulations 372

11.8 Accreditation 373

11.9 Summary 374

References 374

Exercises 375

12 Simulation Software and Case Studies 377

12.1 Introduction 378

12.2 Selection of Simulation Software 378

12.3 General-Purpose Programming Languages 379

12.4 Simulation Languages 381

12.5 Simulation Software Packages 398

12.6 Comparing Simulation Tools and Languages 417

12.7 Case Studies on Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems 418

12.8 Summary 428

References 429

Exercises 432

Appendix A Table of Standard Normal (Z) Distribution 434

Appendix B Commonly Used Normal Quantiles 436

Appendix C Quantiles of Unit Normal Distribution 437

Appendix D Quantiles of Student's T-Distribution With V Degrees of Freedom 439

Index 441

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)