Titel: Performance Evaluation: Origins and Directions
Herausgegeben von Günter Haring, Christoph Lindemann, Martin Reiser
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
8. März 2000 - kartoniert - 544 Seiten
Performanceevaluationhas beena discipline ofcomputersciencefor somethirty years. To us, it seemed to be time to take stock of what we - the performance evaluation community - were doing. Towards this end, we decided to organize a workshoponPerformanceEvaluationofComputer SystemsandCommunication Networks, which was held at the international conference and research center for computer science, Schlo Dagstuhl, Germany, September 15-19, 1997. The participantsdiscussed,amongotherthings,thefollowingfundamentalquestions: What are the scienti c contributions of performance evaluation? What is its relevance in industry and business? What is its standing in academia? Where is the eld headed? What are its success stories and failures? What are its current burning questions? During this workshop, working groups focused on areas like performance ev- uation techniques and tools, communication networks, computer architecture, computer resource management, as well as performance of software systems (see http://www. ani. univie. ac. at/dagstuhl97/). The participants summarized the past of performance evaluation and projected future trends and needs in the eld. It was identi ed that - as in many other sciences - at the beginning therewastheobservationofthebehaviorofsystems,generallybymeasurements, followed by the development of theories to explain the observed behavior. - pecially in system modeling, based on these theories, methodologies have been developed for behavior prediction. At that stage, measurement changed its role from pure phenomenological observation to model-driven parameter estimation. Basedonaseriesofhighlysuccessfulcasestudies,toolmethodologyimplemented in versatilesoftwarepackageshas been developed to make the theoretical results amenable to practitioners.
Position Paper.- Performance Evaluation in Industry: A Personal Perspective.- Topical Area Papers.- Mainframe Systems.- Performance Analysis of Storage Systems.- Ad Hoc, Wireless, Mobile Networks: The Role of Performance Modeling and Evaluation.- Trace-Driven Memory Simulation: A Survey.- Performance Issues in Parallel Processing Systems.- Measurement-Based Analysis of Networked System Availability.- Performance of Client/Server Systems.- Performance Characteristics of the World Wide Web.- Parallel Job Scheduling: A Performance Perspective.- Scheduling of Real-Time Tasks with Complex Constraints.- Software Performance Evaluation by Models.- Performance Analysis of Database Systems.- Performance Analysis of Concurrency Control Methods.- Numerical Analysis Methods.- Product Form Queueing Networks.- Stochastic Modeling Formalisms for Dependability, Performance and Performability.- Analysis and Application of Polling Models.- Discrete-Event Simulation in Performance Evaluation.- Workload Characterization Issues and Methodologies.- Personal Accounts of Key Contributors.- From the Central Server Model to BEST/1©.- Mean Value Analysis: A Personal Account.- The Early Days of GSPNs.- The Discovery of Self-Similar Traffic.