Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction


  • Paul Fortier, D.Sc., Associate Professor,Electrical and Computer Engineering,University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  • Howard Michel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

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.
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Computer engineers, performance analysts, computer systems product developers, computer systems applications designers, computer systems applications developers; computer systems users, students, educators, interested computer professionals


Book information

  • Published: June 2003
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-260-9

Table of Contents

Introduction; Computer Data Processing Hardware Architecture; Fundamental Concepts and Performance Measures; General Measurement Principles; Probability; Stochastic Processes; Queuing Theory; Simulation Analysis; Petri Nets; Hardware Testbeds, Instrumentation, Measurement, Data Extraction, and Analysis; System Performance Evaluation Tool Selection and Use; Analysis of Computer Architectures; Analysis of Operating System Components; Database Systems Performance Analysis; Analysis of Computer Networks Components