Analysis and Synthesis of Computer Systems (Advances in Computer Science and Engineering: Texts)
Analysis and Synthesis of Computer Systems presents a broad overview of methods that are used to evaluate the performance of computer systems and networks, manufacturing systems, and interconnected services systems. Aside from a highly readable style that rigorously addresses all subjects, this second edition includes new chapters on numerical methods for queueing models and on G-networks, the latter being a new area of queuing theory that one of the authors has pioneered.
This book will have a broad appeal to students, practitioners and researchers in several different areas, including practicing computer engineers as well as computer science and engineering students.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Tools of Probabilistic Modelling
2. The Queue with Server of Walking Type and Its Applications to Computer System Modelling
3. Queueing Network Models
4. Queueing Networks with Multiple Classes of Positive and Negative Customers and Product Form Solution
5. Markov-Modulated Queues
6. Diffusion Approximation Methods for General Queueing Networks
7. Approximate Decomposition and Iterative Techniques for Closed Model Solution
8. Synthesis Problems in Single-Resource Systems: Characterisation and Control of Achievable Performance
9. Control of Performance in Multiple-Resource Systems
10. A Queue with Server of Walking Type