The course will introduce some of the commonly used techniques in the performance evaluation of computing systems. Students will be exposed to a variety of analytical and simulation tools used in this field. The applicability of the techniuqes will be illustrated through case studies.
This course is designed for graduate students. CS 471/555 are desired prerequisites.
The course will require the use of Sun Workstations in the CS department.
Raj Jain, The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis, John Wiley &Sons, Inc., 1991. The text will be supplemented with a set of technical papers.
1. An overview of performance evaluation 2. Types of workloads and workload selection 3. Workload characterization 4. Monitors and program execution 5. Benchmarking and data presentation 6. Ratio Games 7. Probability theory and statistics 8. Ananlysis of a single queue 9. Queueing networks 10. Mean-value analysis 11. Convolution algorithm 12. Hierarchical decomposition 13. Factorial design 14. Factorial designs with replication 15. One-factor experiments 16. Two-factor factorial design 17. Two-factor factorial design with replications 18. General full factorial designs 19. Simulation and analysis of results 20. Random number generation 21. Random variate generation