Analytical Performance Modeling for Computer Systems, Second Edition

Analytical Performance Modeling for Computer Systems, Second Edition

Y.C. Tay,
ISBN: 9781627052696 | PDF ISBN: 9781627052702
Copyright © 2015 | 141 Pages | Publication Date: 10/01/2013

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This book is an introduction to analytical performance modeling for computer systems, i.e., writing equations to describe their performance behavior. It is accessible to readers who have taken college-level courses in calculus and probability, networking and operating systems. This is not a training manual for becoming an expert performance analyst. Rather, the objective is to help the reader construct simple models for analyzing and understanding the systems that they are interested in.

Table of Contents

Preface
Preliminaries
Concepts and Little's Law
Single Queues
Open Systems
Markov Chains
Closed Systems
Bottlenecks and Flow Equivalence
Deterministic Approximations
Transient Analysis
Experimental Validation and Analysis
Analysis with an Analytical Model
Bibliography
Author's Biography

About the Author(s)

Y.C. Tay, National University of Singapore
Y.C. Tay received his BSc from the University of Singapore and PhD from Harvard University. He is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He has spent sabbaticals at Princeton, MIT, Cambridge, UCLA, Microsoft, Intel and VMware. He has served on program committees for SIGMET-RICS, SIGMOD, PERFORMANCE, VLDB, ICDE, MASCOTS, IWQoS and ICS. His main research interest is performance modeling (database transactions, wireless protocols, trafficequilibrium, cache misses). Other interests include database systems and distributed protocols. He has won several teaching awards.

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