CS457 - System Performance Evaluation - Winter 2008

Lecture Notes

Here you will find the lecture notes that I use when teaching. They are telegraphic, so they are not a substitute for the lectures. But, if you attend the lecture they will most likely be a good memory prosthetic. At present - January 3, 2008 - there is nothing here. I fill these in as the course proceeds, so that they will all be here at the end of the term.

  1. January 7, 2008. Introduction.
  2. January 9, 2008. Why Quantitative Performance Evaluation will Always be Important. Ch. 1 & 2.
  3. January 11, 2008. Abstraction. Ch. 2.2.
  4. January 14, 2008. Abstraction. Performance Metrics. Ch. 2.2 & 3.
  5. January 16, 2008. Basics of metrics
  6. January 18, 2008. Abstraction Example I
  7. January 21, 2008. Abstraction Example II
  8. January 23, 2008. Baby Modelling.
  9. January 25, 2008. Applying Little's Law.
  10. January 28, 2008. Measuring Performance. Ch. 7 & 8
  11. January 30, 2008. Analysing Data. Ch 20 & 22
  12. February 1, 2008. Snow day. Class cancelled.
  13. February 4, 2008. Review for midterm.
  14. February 6, 2008. Analysing Data. Ch 20 & 22
  15. February 8, 2008. Analysing Data. Ch 20 & 22 and pdf
  16. February 11, 2008. Experimental Design.
  17. February 13, 2008. Abstraction for Simulation
  18. February 15, 2008. Simlation Architecture
  19. February 25, 2008. Simulation Examples
  20. February 27, 2008. More Simulation Examples
  21. February 29, 2008. Final Simulation Example.
  22. March 3, 2008. Random Variables.
  23. March 5, 2008. Useful discrete distributions for random numbers.
  24. March 7, 2008. Useful continuous distributions for random numbers.
  25. March 10, 2008. Practical issues for assignment 3.
  26. March 12, 2008. Random number generators
  27. March 14, 2008. Analytic Queueing Theory
  28. March 17, 2008. Birth & Death Processes
  29. March 19, 2008. Birth & Death Examples
  30. March 24, 2008. More Birth & Death Examples
  31. March 26, 2008. More General Markov Processes
  32. March 28, 2008. Queueing Networks: operational analysis. Also pdf
  33. March 31, 2008. Queueing Networks: Markovian analysis
  34. April 2, 2008.
  35. April 4, 2008.
  36. April 7, 2008. Review for Final

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