Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis

Author: Raj Jain
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118858424
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The seminal guide to performance analysis, with new information and essential advice The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis is the essential guide to practical performance analysis tools and techniques. This easy to follow guide presents a unique blend of measurement, simulation, and modeling methods in a straightforward, problem-oriented fashion, and integrates essential queuing theory with data analysis, experimental design, and the most powerful tools in performance analysis. This updated edition includes new chapters on Time Series Analysis and Long-Range Dependence, over 150 updated examples and cases studies, and a host of special tricks that demonstrate system superiority. Instructor's Materials, including PowerPoint slides, syllabus, and solutions for expanded exercises beyond the end-of-chapter exercises, is available making it ideal for classroom use. Performance testing measures a system's responsiveness and stability under a particular workload, and can serve to investigate, measure, validate, or verify other quality attributes of the system, including scalability, reliability, and resource usage. This book is the seminal work on the topic, providing expert guidance to systems professionals for over twenty-two years. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of performance measurement makes it a valuable resource for students and professionals alike. Understand technique and metric criteria, and avoid common mistakes Collect, analyze, and present measurement data with the most powerful techniques Provide the maximum amount of information with the minimum number of experiments Determine the number of sizes of components required (capacity planning) Evaluate design alternatives, correctly compare two or more systems, and determine the optimal value of a parameter (system tuning) Analysis in technology using statistics and other methodologies has become one of the most important, in-demand skills in the corporate and enterprise world. While practitioners may create new systems, they are often asked to modify, expand, or document existing systems – many of which have been grown haphazardly. Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis provides the information, skills, and tools analysts need to tackle any system with confidence.

The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis

Author: Raj Jain
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis "At last, a welcome and needed text for computer professionals who require practical, ready-to-apply techniques for performance analysis. Highly recommended!" -Dr. Leonard Kleinrock University of California, Los Angeles "An entirely refreshing text which has just the right mixture of theory and real world practice. The book is ideal for both classroom instruction and self-study." -Dr. Raymond L. Pickholtz President, IEEE Communications Society "An extraordinarily comprehensive treatment of both theoretical and practical issues." -Dr. Jeffrey P. Buzen Internationally recognized performance analysis expert ". it is the most thorough book available to date" -Dr. Erol Gelenbe Universit? Ren? Descartes, Paris ". an extraordinary book.. A worthy addition to the bookshelf of any practicing computer or communications engineer" -Dr. Vinton G. Cer??? Chairman, ACM SIGCOMM "This is an unusual object, a textbook that one wants to sit down and peruse. The prose is clear and fluent, but more important, it is witty." -Allison Mankin The Mitre Washington Networking Center Newsletter

The Art Of Computer Systems Performance Analysis

Author: Raj Jain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126519057
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Part I: An Overview of Performance Evaluation · Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them· Selection of Techniques and Metrics· MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS· Types of Workloads· Workload Characterization Techniques· Monitors· Ratio GamesPart II: Probability Theory and Statistics · Summarizing Measured Data· Simple Linear Regression Models· Other Regression ModelsPart III: Experimental Design and Analysis · One-Factor Experiments· Two-Factor Full Factorial Design without Replications· Two-Factor Full Factorial Design with ReplicationsPart IV: Simulation· Analysis of Simulation Results· Testing Random-Number Generators· Commonly Used DistributionsPart V: Queuing Models· Analysis of a Single Queue· Operational Laws · Convolution Algorithm

Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction

Author: Paul J. Fortier
Publisher: Digital Press
ISBN: 9781555582609
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This text presents an up-to-date treatment of the concepts and techniques applied to the performance evaluation of computer systems. Computer systems in this context include computer systems hardware and software components, computer architecture, computer networks, operating systems, database systems and middleware. applied to the evaluation of systems software and the computer systems which support them. It can be used as a reference text for researchers and practitioners in the computer systems engineering and performance evaluation fields or as a single or multiple semester book on computer systems performance evaluation. based modelling and performance evaluation of database and computer systems components possible and understandable to a wider audience of database and computer systems designers, developers, administrators, managers and users. The book assumes the reader has a familiarity with concepts in computer systems architecture, computer systems software, computer networks and elementary mathematics including calculus and linear algebra.

Measuring Computer Performance

Author: David J. Lilja
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521646703
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Measuring Computer Performance sets out the fundamental techniques used in analyzing and understanding the performance of computer systems. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on practical methods of measurement, simulation, and analytical modeling. The author discusses performance metrics and provides detailed coverage of the strategies used in benchmark programs. He gives intuitive explanations of the key statistical tools needed to interpret measured performance data. The book closes with a chapter on the technique of queueing analysis.

Analyzing Computer System Performance with Perl PDQ

Author: Neil J. Gunther
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642225837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To solve performance problems in modern computing infrastructures, often comprising thousands of servers running hundreds of applications, spanning multiple tiers, you need tools that go beyond mere reporting. You need tools that enable performance analysis of application workflow across the entire enterprise. That's what PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) provides. PDQ is an open-source performance analyzer based on the paradigm of queues. Queues are ubiquitous in every computing environment as buffers, and since any application architecture can be represented as a circuit of queueing delays, PDQ is a natural fit for analyzing system performance. Building on the success of the first edition, this considerably expanded second edition now comprises four parts. Part I contains the foundational concepts, as well as a new first chapter that explains the central role of queues in successful performance analysis. Part II provides the basics of queueing theory in a highly intelligible style for the non-mathematician; little more than high-school algebra being required. Part III presents many practical examples of how PDQ can be applied. The PDQ manual has been relegated to an appendix in Part IV, along with solutions to the exercises contained in each chapter. Throughout, the Perl code listings have been newly formatted to improve readability. The PDQ code and updates to the PDQ manual are available from the author's web site at www.perfdynamics.com

Performance by Design

Author: Daniel A. Menascé
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130906731
Format: PDF
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Practical systems modeling: planning performance, availability, security, and more Computing systems must meet increasingly strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for performance, availability, security, and maintainability. To achieve these goals, designers, analysts, and capacity planners need a far more thorough understanding of QoS issues, and the implications of their decisions. Now, three leading experts present a complete, application-driven framework for understanding and estimating performance. You'll learn exactly how to map real-life systems to accurate performance models, and use those models to make better decisions--both up front and throughout the entire system lifecycle. Coverage includes: State-of-the-art quantitative analysis techniques, supported by extensive numerical examples and exercises QoS issues in requirements analysis, specification, design, development, testing, deployment, operation, and system evolution Specific scenarios, including e-Business and database services, servers, clusters, and data centers Techniques for identifying potential congestion at both software and hardware levels Performance Engineering concepts and tools Detailed solution techniques including exact and approximate MVA and Markov Chains Modeling of software contention, fork-and-join, service rate variability, and priority About the Web Site The accompanying Web site provides companion Excel workbooks that implement many of the book's algorithms and numerical examples.

Quantitative system performance

Author: Edward D. Lazowska
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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An overview of queueing network modelling. Conducting a modelling study. Fundamental laws. General analytic technique. Bounds on performance. Models with one job class. Models with multiple job classes. Flow equivalence and hierarchical modelling. Representing specific subsystems. Memory. Disk I/O. Processors. Parameterization. Existing systems. Evolving systems. Proposed systems. Perspective. Using queueing network modelling software. Appendices. Constructing a model from RMF data. An implementation of single class, exact MVA. An implementation of multiple class, exact MVA. Load dependent service centers. Index.

Software Performance and Scalability

Author: Henry H. Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118211316
Format: PDF
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Praise from the Reviewers: "The practicality of the subject in a real-world situation distinguishes this book from others available on the market." —Professor Behrouz Far, University of Calgary "This book could replace the computer organization texts now in use that every CS and CpE student must take. . . . It is much needed, well written, and thoughtful." —Professor Larry Bernstein, Stevens Institute of Technology A distinctive, educational text onsoftware performance and scalability This is the first book to take a quantitative approach to the subject of software performance and scalability. It brings together three unique perspectives to demonstrate how your products can be optimized and tuned for the best possible performance and scalability: The Basics—introduces the computer hardware and software architectures that predetermine the performance and scalability of a software product as well as the principles of measuring the performance and scalability of a software product Queuing Theory—helps you learn the performance laws and queuing models for interpreting the underlying physics behind software performance and scalability, supplemented with ready-to-apply techniques for improving the performance and scalability of a software system API Profiling—shows you how to design more efficient algorithms and achieve optimized performance and scalability, aided by adopting an API profiling framework (perfBasic) built on the concept of a performance map for drilling down performance root causes at the API level Software Performance and Scalability gives you a specialized skill set that will enable you to design and build performance into your products with immediate, measurable improvements. Complemented with real-world case studies, it is an indispensable resource for software developers, quality and performance assurance engineers, architects, and managers. It is anideal text for university courses related to computer and software performance evaluation and can also be used to supplement a course in computer organization or in queuing theory for upper-division and graduate computer science students.