Performance of Computer Communication Systems: A Model-Based Approach / Edition 1

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Performance of Computer Communication Systems A Model-Based Approach Boudewijn R. Haverkort Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany Computer communication systems and distributed systems are now able to provide an increasing range of services. As the timing requirements in the operation of these services are becoming crucial for the global community. performance assessment and selection of communication and distributed systems are, therefore, becoming more important. In this book, the author illustrates the techniques and methods used to evaluate the performance of computer communication systems, thereby covering all aspects of model-based performance evaluation. Unlike other books on this topic, there is no restriction to a particular performance evaluation technique. Notable features in this book include:
* coverage of all major techniques of performance evaluation
* non-mathematical problem solving approach, explaining and illustrating performance evaluation techniques
* assessment techniques for stochastic processes, single server queues, networks of queues and stochastic Petri nets
* numerous application studies, including token ring systems, client-server systems, and wide-area networks
* substantial number of practical exercises and examples.
For computer or electrical engineers who design and implement computer communication systems, this book provides an excellent overview of the methods and techniques used to construct and solve performance models. It is also a valuable source of information for postgraduate students in computer science and related subjects. Visit Our Web Page!

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"All the major techniques and methods used to evaluate the performance...of computer communications systems are in this book." (Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 64, No. 3, March 1999)
Aslib Book Guide
All the major techniques and methods used to evaluate the performance...of computer communications systems are in this book.
Aslib Book Guide
All the major techniques and methods used to evaluate the performance...of computer communications systems are in this book.
The author applies queueing theory and stochastic processes to the evaluation of the performance of communication and computer systems. Avoiding extremely complex math (e.g. Laplace transforms) he discusses performance modelling with stochastic process, single-server queueing models, queueing network models, stochastic Petri nets, and discrete-event simulations. The author assumes a familiarity with computer architecture, operating systems, and computer networks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471972280
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 6.79 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Little's Law and the MM1 Queue.


MG1-FCFS Queueing Models.

MG1 Queueing Models with Various Scheduling Disciplines.

PHPH1 Queueing Models.

Polling Models.


Closed Queueing Networks.

BCMP Queueing Networks.


Stochastic Petri Net Applications.

Infinite-State SPNs.


Simulation: Methodology and Statistics.




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