The objective of this course to understand the fundamental concepts of computer system
This will include introduction to mathematical modeling
techniques (Markov Chains, Queuing Theory and Networks of Queues), discrete event
simulation modeling, experiment design, workload characterization, measurement of
performance metrics, analysis and presentation of results.
Overview Of Performance Evaluation
Random variables and common distributions
Markov and Semi-Markov chains
Queuing models and networks of Queues
Discrete event simulation modeling
Measurement techniques and tools
Experimental design and analysis
Results presentation and analysis
Basics of Probability and Statistics.
Raj Jain, "The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis: Techniques for
Experimental Design, Measurement, Simulation, and Modeling", Wiley-Interscience, 1991.
K.S. Trivedi, "Probability and Statistics with Reliability,
Queueing and Computer Science Applications", John Wiley and Sons,
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