CS5239 Performance Analysis of Computer Systems

Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore
2003/2004 – Semester 1 (updated: 26 July 2004)

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The objective of this course is to provide students a working knowledge of computer performance evaluation and capacity planning.  It covers the three fundamental techniques that can be used to evaluate the performance of computer systems: measurement, simulation and mathematical modeling. The module is divided into four parts: introduction to performance analysis and capacity planning, measurement techniques and tools, basics of simulation, and analytic modeling techniques.

Topics include: performance analysis overview; measurement techniques and tools including workload characterization, instrumentation; computer simulation; analytical modeling techniques including operational analysis, stochastic queuing network analysis, performance of client-server architectures and analytical modeling of parallel programs.


       Assoc Professor Teo Yong Meng, S14, Room #06-12, email: teoym AT comp.nus.edu.sg


Lecture: Friday, 2-4pm, SR1

Consultation Hours: Friday, 9-11am

Examination: 28 November, 7pm (tentative)






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