1st Edition

Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems

By Jean-Yves Le Boudec Copyright 2011

    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

    Methodology. Summarizing Performance Data, Confidence Intervals. Model Fitting. Tests. Forecasting. Discrete Event Simulation. Palm Calculus, or the Importance of the Viewpoint. Queuing Theory for Those Who Cannot Wait. Each chapter concludes with a Review that includes review questions.


    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.