This book is written for computer engineers and scientists active in the development of software and hardware systems. It supplies the understanding and tools needed to effectively evaluate the performance of individual computer and communication systems. It covers the theoretical foundations of the field as well as specific software packages being employed by leaders in the field.
Jean-Yves Le Boudec
Taylor & Francis Inc
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01 February 2011
Methodology What is Performance Evaluation ? Factors Evaluation Methods The Scientific Method Performance Patterns Summarizing Performance Data, Confidence Intervals Summarized Performance Data Confidence Intervals The Independence Assumption Prediction Interval Which Summarization To Use? Other Aspects of Confidence/Prediction Intervals Proofs Model Fitting Model Fitting Criteria Linear Regression Linear Regression with Norm Minimization Choosing a Distribution Heavy Tail Proofs Tests The Neyman Pearson Framework Likelihood Ratio Tests ANOVA Asymptotic Results Other Tests Proofs Forecasting What is Forecasting ? Linear Regression The Overfitting Problem Differencing the Data Fitting Differenced Data to an ARMA Model Sparse ARMA and ARIMA Models Proofs Discrete Event Simulation What is a Simulation? Simulation Tehniques Computing the Accuracy of Stochastic Simulations Monte Carlo Simulation Random Number Generators How to Sample from a Distribution Importance Sampling Proofs Palm Calculus, or the Importance of the Viewpoint An Informal Introduction Palm Calculus Other Useful Palm Calculus Results Simulation Defined as Stochastic Recurrence Application to Markov Chain Models and the PASTA Property Appendix: Quick Review of Markov Chains Proofs Review Questions Queuing Theory for Those Who Cannot Wait Deterministic Analysis Operational Laws For Queuing Systems Classical Results for a Single Queue Definitions for Queuing Networks The Product-Form Theorem Computational Aspects What This Tells Us Mathematical Details About Product-Form Queuing Networks Case Study Proofs Each chapter concludes with a Review that includes review questions.
Jean-Yves Le Boudec is professor at EPFL and fellow of the IEEE. He graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure de Saint-Cloud, Paris, and received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of Rennes, France. Before joining the EPFL in 1994, he had worked at Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Canada; and at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory where he was manager of the Customer Premises Network Department. His interests are in the performance and architecture of communication systems. He is recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the field of Communications Networking.
Reviews for Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems
... written by a scientist successful in performance evaluation, it is based on his experience and provides many ideas not only to laymen entering the field, but also to practitioners looking for inspiration. The work can be read systematically as a textbook on how to model and test the derived hypotheses on the basis of simulations. Also, separate parts can be studied, as the chapters are self-contained. ... the book can be successfully used either for self-study or as a supplementary book for a lecture. I believe that different types of readers will like it: practicing engineers and researchers dealing with new solutions, as well as graduate students starting their adventures in the jungle of performance evaluation. -Piotr Cholda, in IEEE Communications Magazine, October 2011