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The complexity of parallel distributed systems is such that proper tools must be employed during their design stage in order to achieve the quantitative goals for which they are intended. The volume collects recent research results obtained within the Basic Research Action Quantitative Methods in Parallel Systems (Qmips) which bears on the quantitative analysis of parallel and distributed architectures. Part 1 is devoted to research on the usage of general formalisms stemming from theoretical computer science in quantitative performance modelling of parallel systems. It contains research papers on process algebras, on Petri nets, and on queuing networks. The contributions in Part 2 are concerned with solution techniques. This part is expected to allow the reader to identify among the general formalisms of Part 1, those that are amenable to an efficient mathematical treatment in the perspective of quantitative information. The common theme of Part 3 is the application of the analytical results of Part 2 to the performance evaluation and optimization of parallel and distributed systems.

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Authors: BACCELLI F, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRA), Valbonne (FR);JEAN-MARIE A, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRA), Valbonne (FR);MITRANI I (EDITORS), University of Newcastle, Department of Computing Science (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16614 EN (1995) 298pp., FS
Availability: Available from Springer Verlag, Postfach 311340, 10643 Berlin (DE) or specialized bookshops
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-60125-2
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