7th UK Computer and Telecommunications Performance by Rob Pooley, Jane Hillston (auth.), Jane Elizabeth Hillston

By Rob Pooley, Jane Hillston (auth.), Jane Elizabeth Hillston BA, MSc, Peter John Beaufoy King BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Eng, MBCS, Robert John Pooley BSc, MSc (eds.)

Performance engineering is a fast-moving box the place advances in expertise suggest that new concerns continually must be addressed. in keeping with this, the united kingdom computing device and Telecommunications functionality Engineering workshops have been arrange in 1985 to supply a useful chance for the dialogue and trade of rules. they've got thus turn into good demonstrated because the concentration for tutorial and commercial practitioners from the united kingdom and Europe with an curiosity in functionality and modelling and research. This quantity comprises the sixteen papers which have been offered on the seventh annual workshop, held in Edinburgh in July 1991. The workshop highlighted quite a few points of parallel computing - a space that's attracting an expanding quantity of curiosity - and the paintings provided in those papers is of specific curiosity because the participants used actual research to judge their versions. The papers hide an surprisingly wide variety of themes, either useful and theoretical, together with advances in queueing thought, universal functionality difficulties and their ideas, checks of obtainable instruments and shows of latest theoretical effects. the result's a very complete insurance of this significant and not easy box. This quantity presents an updated evaluation of labor being conducted via functionality engineers within the united kingdom and Europe and should be a useful reference booklet for researchers and practitioners wishing to familiarise themselves with the advantages of functionality and analysis.

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N-k k-j n-kP q if J. < k qn- j if j = k +1 where c~ is the binomial coeflicent in i and j. Summing over k one may see that the identity (9) holds. Consider the case n = 2. The balance equations are identical to (3) for the two request model, and hence So = q. im - (S+ 48 In the case n = 3 tbe halance equations are: 1 So SI S2 S3 3 -ESi 2 i=O = q SI = s; + qS2 = 2pqSl + S3 = lSI + PS2 = 1. 2 (18) Solving tbese we find: < T >= S + q3 3p(1 + 2q 1 2q2 + 2q3) 3 ' Tbe asymptotic for So wben q --+ 0 follows from: limO lim So = q.....

Within an EDL script certain execution parameters can be varied. By considering all possible combinations of variabie parameters we can generate a set of parallel programs. g. g. 3 to 5 step 1. This approach is particularly useful in factorial type experiments. An EDL script with no varying parameters does not strictly speaking define an experiment but might be useful for test purposes. Suppose that we have a description of a parallel program and wish to investigate what would happen if we made some changes to it.

The standard deviation at each node was assumed to take one of two values, but the mean was assumed to differ between nodes. Values of the mean were chosen at random from a Normal distribution with a fixed varianee but one of two mean values, In a similar way, the message lengths on each edge were assumed to follow a Normal distribution with one of two values for the standard deviation but a different mean on each edge. The mean for each edge was selected from a Normal distribution with one of two values for the mean but a fixed varianee .

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