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A Compositional Approach to Performance Modelling

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This is the first book presenting a stochastic extension of process algebra, PEPA; this is shown to be suitable for specifying a Markov process, which can then be applied to performance modelling. The method, which is illustrated with case studies taken from the area of communication systems, can readily be used to construct a variety of models that can be analysed using standard numerical techniques. One of the major advantages of PEPA over the standard methods for specifying stochastic performance models is the inherent apparatus for reasoning about the structure and behaviour of models. In the later chapters this apparatus is exploited to define four equivalence relations over PEPA components. Each of these notions of equivalence has intrinsic interest from a process algebra perspective. However, they are also demonstrated to be useful in a performance modelling context. To conclude the book, a section has been added surveying recent results in the area and discussing open questions.

Synopsis:

This book explains an advanced mathematical technique for modelling computer systems. It is the first one presenting a stochastic extension of process algebra. The method, which is illustrated with case studies taken from the area of communication systems, can readily be used to construct a variety of models that can be analysed using standard numerical techniques. To conclude the book, a section has been added surveying recent results in the area and discussing open questions, making it of interest to researchers in performance modelling, formal methods, operations research and statistics, and to professionals in performance modelling.

Synopsis:

The first book presenting a stochastic extension of process algebra; this can be applied to performance modelling. The method, which is illustrated with case studies taken from the area of communication systems, can readily be used to construct a variety of models that can be analysed using standard numerical techniques.

Synopsis:

Describes new theory for performance modelling and applies it to communication systems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Background; 3. Performance evaluation process algebra; 4. Modelling study: multi-server multi-queue systems; 5. Notions of equivalence; 6. Isomorphism and weak isomorphism; 7. Strong bisimilarity; 8. Strong equivalence; 9. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521673532
Author:
Hillston, Jane
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Jane, Hillston
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Electronic digital computers -- Evaluation.
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Distinguished Dissertations in Computer Science
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus.
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
9.61x6.69x.37 in. .62 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
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Product details 172 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521673532 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book explains an advanced mathematical technique for modelling computer systems. It is the first one presenting a stochastic extension of process algebra. The method, which is illustrated with case studies taken from the area of communication systems, can readily be used to construct a variety of models that can be analysed using standard numerical techniques. To conclude the book, a section has been added surveying recent results in the area and discussing open questions, making it of interest to researchers in performance modelling, formal methods, operations research and statistics, and to professionals in performance modelling.
"Synopsis" by , The first book presenting a stochastic extension of process algebra; this can be applied to performance modelling. The method, which is illustrated with case studies taken from the area of communication systems, can readily be used to construct a variety of models that can be analysed using standard numerical techniques.
"Synopsis" by , Describes new theory for performance modelling and applies it to communication systems.
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