Focuses on the argument that performance modelling and simulation has become a central issue in computer science and engineering, in part due to its applications to the structures comprising the internet. Dealing primarily with theory, tools, and techniques related to communications systems, it provides tutorials and surveys and relates new important research results. Each chapter provides background information, describes and analyses important work done in the field, and provides important direction to the reader on future work and further readings. The topics covered include traffic models for ATM networks, simulation environments, analytical methods, interprocessor communications and an evaluation of process architectures.
1. Wormhole Data Routing in Multiprocessors: Networks and Algorithms 2. Reusability Techniques for Building a Simulation Environment and Modeling Communication Systems 3. Reductions in GSPN and SWN: An Overview and an Example of Application 4. Traffic Modeling for ATM Networks An Overview of Source Characterization in ATM Networks 5. Procedures for Estimating and Guaranteeing Delays in High Speed Communication Networks
6. BMAP Modeling of a Correlated Queue 7. Hierarchical Performance Modeling of Computer Communication Systems 8. A Framework for Measuring the Performance of Alternative Process Architectures for Parallelizing Communication Subsystems