Performability Modelling: Techniques and Tools / Edition 1

Performability Modelling: Techniques and Tools / Edition 1

by Boudewijn R. Haverkort
     
 

Performability modelling and evaluation brings together two disciplines that have long been treated separately in different communities: computer and communication system performance evaluation and system reliability and availability evaluation.
* Provides a single-source reference covering of all aspects of performability evaluation.
* Introduces a new

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Performability modelling and evaluation brings together two disciplines that have long been treated separately in different communities: computer and communication system performance evaluation and system reliability and availability evaluation.
* Provides a single-source reference covering of all aspects of performability evaluation.
* Introduces a new approach to assessing the performance and dependability of systems thus revealing system characteristics that cannot be uncovered separately by performance or reliability evaluation.
* Explains how systems can operate partially in the presence of failures by discussing:
—Capacity of failure prone clusters of transaction processing systems.
—Network throughput when network nodes and links fail.
—Task completion times on degradable multiprocessor systems.
—A variety of modelling and evaluation techniques.
* Features software tool descriptions to support performability evaluations as well as an extensive bibliography.

Computer scientists and engineers will find this excellent overview compulsive reading as will postgraduates and researchers in computer science and related fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471491958
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/29/2001
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.96(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Introduction.

Queues with Breakdowns.

The Uniformization Method in Performability Analysis.

Closed-Form Solutions for Performability.

Markov-Reward Models and Hyperbolic Systems.

Monotonicity and Error Bound Results.

The Task Completion Time in Degradable Systems.

Rare Event Simulation.

Specification and Construction of Performability Models.

A Survey of Performability Modelling Tools.

Bibliography.

Concise Glossary.

Index.

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