Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems

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EPFL Press, 2010 - Computers - 404 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Methodology
1
Summarizing Performance Data and Confidence Intervals
23
Model Fitting
67
Tests
107
Forecasting
141
Discrete Event Simulation
175
Palm Calculus or the Importance of the Viewpoint
213
Queuing Theory for Those who cannot Wait
263
Annex A Tables
345
Annex B Parametric Estimation Large Sample Theory
351
Gaussian Random Vectors in En
363
Digital Filters
377
Annex E Bibliography
393
Annex F Index
401
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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.

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