Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems

Performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems has become an increasingly important issue given their general pervasiveness. Evaluating of computer systems and networks is needed at every stage in the life cycle of a computer system, including its design, manufacturing, sale/purchase, use, upgrade, tuning, etc. A performance evaluation is required when a computer system designer wants to compare alternative designs and find the optimum and most cost-effective one. There is no point in designing and implementing a new computer system that does not have performance that can not compete with an existing system in the market. Performance Evaluation is also needed when a computer center manager wants to compare a number of systems and decides which one is best for a given set of applications. Performance evaluation of existing system is also important since it helps to determine how well it is performing and whether any improvements or tuning (capacity planning) are needed in order to enhance its performance. The objective of this tutorial is to provide an up-to-date treatment of the fundamental techniques and algorithms of computer and telecommunications systems performance modeling, simulation and measurement. Special emphasis will be given to discrete event simulation. The application of these techniques will be demonstrated by case studies and examples.

Prof. Mohammad Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA

Please, register through the link on this page. Participants are taken in the registration order, as long as there is free space in the class room.
This course is free-of-charge for INFORTE member organisation's staff. For others, participation fee is 360 EUR. You can check the list of the member organizations when filling in the registration form.

This event will be held at Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 1 and Korkeakoulunkatu 6, Tampere

9.45  Morning Coffee & Opening
10.15 Lecture 1
11.45 Break
12.00 Lecture 2
13.30 Lunch break
14.30 Lecture 3
15.45 Coffee
16.00 Lecture 4
17.30 Closing

8.30 Coffee
9.00 Lecture 1
10.30 Break
10.45 Lecture 2
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Lecture 3
14.45 Coffee
15.00 Lecture 4
16.30 Closing

I. Introduction
A. Overview of the goals of performance evaluation of computer systems.
  B. Probability Theory Refresher.
  C. The role of the computer in industry, government and individuals.
  D. Applications of Performance Evaluation.
  E. Performance Metrics and their Selection

II. Evaluation Techniques
  A. Measurement Technique
  B. Analytic Technique
  C. Simulation Technique

The lecture is based on the book by M. S. Obaidat and N. Boudriga, ”Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems", Wiley, 2010.

You can earn 2-3 credit points by actively participatin to the event and writing a home assignment. More details will be given at the event.