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Performance Evaluation of Parallel, Distributed and Emergent Systems. (Volume 1 in Distributed, Cluster and Grid Computing)
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Editors: Mohamed Ould-Khaoua (University of Glasgow, UK) and Geyong Min (University of Bradford, UK)
Book Description:
In this book, the authors review important developments and discuss new strategies for the performance evaluation of parallel, distributed and emergent systems. The purpose is to make analytical, simulation and testbed-based modeling and evaluation tools and methodology possible and understandable to a wider audience and to report the state-of-the-art innovative tools and techniques for system performance evaluation. Consequently, this book can serve as a valuable source of reference and indispensable reading for researchers, educators, engineers, graduate students, and practitioners in the field of design and analysis of such systems.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Part 1: Analytical Performance Models

Chapter 1 - Response Time Densities and Quantiles in Large Markov and Semi-Markov Models, pp. 3-41;
(J.T. Bradley, N.J. Dingle, U. Harder, P. Harrison, W. J. Knottenbelt (Imperial College London, UK))

Chapter 2 - Analysis of Arbitrary Queueing Networks with Multiple Processors and Service Priorities, pp. 43-62;
(I. Awan (University of Bradford, UK))

Chapter 3 - Delay Analysis of Hypercube Networks with Correlated Traffic, pp. 63-81;
(G. Min (University of Bradford, UK) and M. Ould-Khaoua (University of Glasgow, UK))

Chapter 4 - Performance Modeling of OTIS-Cubes, pp. 83-107;
(H. Hashemi-Najafabadi and H. Sarbazi-Azad (IPM and Sharif University of Technology, Iran))

Part 2: Parallel Systems

Chapter 5 - Performance Analysis of Scheduling Parallel Tasks, pp. 111-136;
(Keqin Li (State University of New York, USA))

Chapter 6 - The Performance of Routing Algorithms Under Bursty Traffic Loads, pp. 137-151;
(T.M. Pinkston and J. Shin (University of Southern California, USA))

Chapter 7 - Distributed Shared Memory Systems: Principles and Models, pp. 153-179;
(A. Boukerche (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo (Department of Computer Science, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil))

Part 3: Large-Scale Distributed and Grid Systems

Chapter 8 - Performance of Scheduling Strategies in Distributed Systems, pp. 183-205;
(H. Karatza (University of Thessaloniki, Greece))

Chapter 9 - Performance Evaluation of Self-Organizing Agents for Grid Computing, pp. 207-221;
(J. Cao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA))

Chapter 10 - Analysis of Performance Behaviors of Grid Connected Clusters, pp. 223-239;
(P. Sokolowski, D. Grosu, C.Z. Xu (Wayne State University , USA))

Chapter 11 - Resource Brokering on the White Rose Grid, pp. 241-267;
(K. Djemame, M. Haji, I. Gourlay, P. Dew, (University of Leeds, UK))

Chapter 12 - Performance Prediction Techniques for Large-Scale Distributed Environments, pp. 269-288;
(S. A. Jarvis, D. P. Spooner, G. R. Mudalige (University of Warwick, UK), J. Cao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), G.R. Nudd (University of Warwick, UK))

Part 4: Emergent Systems

Chapter 13 - Parallel and Distributed Simulation of Wireless, Mobile and Sensor Networks, pp. 291-318;
(L. Bononi, G. D’Angelo, L. Donatiello (Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna, Italy))

Chapter 14 - Distributed Systems for Efficient Web-Based Services, pp. 319-354;
(V. Cardellini (University of Rona “Tor Vergata”, Italy), M. Colajanni (University of Modenna and Reggio Emilia, Italy), P. S. Yu (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA))

Chapter 15 - A Performance Study of TCP in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, pp. 355-378;
(S. Papanastasiou, M. Ould-Khaoua, L. M. MacKenzie (University of Glasgow, UK))

Index

   Series:
      Distributed, Cluster and Grid Computing - Yi Pan (Georgia State University), Series Editor
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-59454-817-X
   Status: AV
  
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