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Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice by André B. Bondi

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Chapter 3. Basic Performance Analysis

This chapter contains an overview of basic performance laws and queueing models of system performance. Among the topics discussed are

• Basic laws of system performance, including the Utilization Law and Little’s Law

• Open and closed queueing network representations of systems, and performance models to analyze them

• Product form queueing networks and Mean Value Analysis

• Loss systems

• The relationship between performance modeling principles and the formulation of performance requirements

• The use of performance models to inform the interpretation of performance measurements and performance test results

3.1 How Performance Models Inform Us about Systems

Performance models of computer systems are used ...

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