Performance analysis

This course teaches performance analysis of modern computer and communication systems. Course contents are stochastics, single-server queues, multi-server queueing systems, queueing networks and resource sharing.
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Information and communications technology

Form of learning:

Exam
On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University, FITech

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

Free of charge

Target group and prerequisites

Basic knowledge of modelling and analysis of communication networks.

Course description

This course teaches performance analysis of modern computer and communication systems.

Course contents

  1. Recap of prerequisities
  2. Stochastics: Conditional expectation. Phase-type distributions. Reversibility. Regenerative processes.
  3. Single-server queues: M/G/1-FIFO queue. M/G/1-PS queue. Optimal scheduling problem. Applications.
  4. Multi-server queueing systems: Separability. Optimal dispatching problem. Applications.
  5. Queueing networks: Open queueing networks. Closed queueing networks. Applications.
  6. Resource sharing: Max-min fairness, Alpha-fairness, Balanced fairness. Applications.

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student

  • is able to apply Markov processes and regenerative processes to model various computer and communication systems;
  • is able to construct, analyse and optimise stochastic queueing models to evaluate the performance of the system;
  • comprehends selected applications of the performance analysis of modern computer and communication systems.

Course material

Lecture slides (online)

Teaching schedule

  • Lectures Tue and Thu at 9-12
  • Exercises Wed at 16-18
  • Exam on 1.6.2022 at 16.30–19.30

Completion methods

Examination (100%), exercises.

Application deadline: 11.4.2022.

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