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computer systems performance evaluation and prediction
Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction
byPaul J. FortierandHoward E. Michel ISBN:1555582605
Digital Press 2003 (525 pages)

The purpose of this book is to make analytic, simulation and instrumentation based modeling and performance evaluation of database and computer systems components possible and understandable to a wider audience.

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Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction
Preface
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Computer Data Processing Hardware Architecture
Chapter 3 - Fundamental Concepts and Performance Measures
Chapter 4 - General Measurement Principles
Chapter 5 - Probability
Chapter 6 - Stochastic Processes
Chapter 7 - Queuing Theory
Chapter 8 - Simulation Analysis
Chapter 9 - Petri Nets
Chapter 10 - Hardware Testbeds, Instrumentation, Measurement, Data Extraction, and Analysis
Chapter 11 - System Performance Evaluation Tool Selection and Use
Chapter 12 - Analysis of Computer Architectures
Chapter 13 - Analysis of Operating System Components
Chapter 14 - Database Systems Performance Analysis
Chapter 15 - Analysis of Computer Networks Components
References
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables


 

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Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction bridges the gap from academic to professional analysis of computer performance.

This book makes analytic, simulation and instrumentation-based modeling and performance evaluation of computer systems components understandable to a wide audience of computer systems, designers, developers, administrators, managers and users. The book assumes familiarity with computer systems architecture, computer systems software, computer networks and mathematics including calculus and linear algebra.

Key features of this book:

  • Fills the void between engineering practice and the academic domain’s treatment of computer systems performance evaluation and assessment
  • Provides a single source where the professional or student can learn how to perform computer system engineering tradeoff analysis
  • Allows managers to realize cost-effective yet optimal computer systems tuned to a specific application

About the Authors

Paul Fortier is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and the author of numerous books on computer engineering.

Howard Michel is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.



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Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction

Paul J. Fortier

Howard E. Michel

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Fortier, Paul J.
   Computer systems performance evaluation / Paul J. Fortier, Howard E. Michel.
    p. cm.
 

ISBN 1-55558-260-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)

1. Computer systems—Evaluation. 2. Computer systems—Reliability. I. Michel, Howard. II. Title.

QA76.9.E94 F67 2003

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This book is dedicated to my wife, Kathleen, and my children, Daniel, Brian, and Nicole, for the encouragement, patience, and support they provided during the development and writing of this book.

—P. J. F.

This book is dedicated to my wife, Linnea, and my daughters, Kristin and Megan, without whose love and understanding this work would not have been possible, and to my parents, Howard and Christine, who gave me a thirst for knowledge and skills to pursue it.

—H. E. M.



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