Performance Modeling and Engineering

Editors: Liu, Zhen, Xia, Cathy H. (Eds.)

  • First book to cover both performance modeling and performance engineering
  • Establishes a connection between market mechanisms and Internet applications
  • Provides state-of-the-art insights in the application of control theory and optimization techniques on computer systems and computer networks
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About this book

This book presents the latest advances in methodology and techniques of performance modeling and engineering, ranging from theoretical advances to system and architecture developments, from technology to economics, from academic innovations to engineering processes, from statistical analysis to system control, and from enterprise systems to computer networks. The collection promotes innovative research in these emerging topics, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and stimulating the use of these new developments.

Part I focuses on performance design and engineering, introducing new methodologies and considerations including machine learning, network economics, online advertising and performance engineering. Part II concentrates on scheduling and control, covering new developments in Internet traffic routing, network scheduling, and modeling and control of computer systems. Each chapter is self-contained, including both a broad survey of the topic and the technical challenges and solutions.

Specific topics addressed include:

  • reduction techniques that transform practical problems into well-studied machine learning problems, which can then be solved using existing base-learning algorithms

  • Performance Engineering and Management Method (PEMM), which addresses the risks related to information technology performance, capacity and scalability

  • economic models of communication and the importance of the economic impact on design choices

  • the auction system for sponsored search advertising, including the mathematical and algorithmic issues and the challenges involved

  • oblivious routing of Internet traffic, encompassing the deployment, performance guarantee, and various routing architecture and protocol issues in today’s Internet

  • design methods and analysis techniques of distributed scheduling algorithms in networks

  • state-of-the-art insights into the application of control theory and optimization techniques on computer systems and computer networks

Performance Modeling and Engineering provides new perspectives and establishes a connection between market mechanisms and Internet applications. Researchers in performance and evaluation and networking and systems will find that this book provides them with an understanding of both theoretical and practical issues, and allows them to develop both mathematical frameworks and engineering processes.

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From the reviews:

"This is a nice reference book that provides an essential set of literature of available methods, models, and techniques for the study of performance modeling and analysis. It presents seven select topics related to performance modeling and engineering, while paying specific attention to disciplines involving computer, communication, and network technologies; the contributors belong to both academia and the industry. … this book is very valuable as a cohesive, collected summary for readers interested in performance modeling." (Srini Ramaswamy and Sithu D. Sudarsan, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Machine Learning Techniques—Reductions Between Prediction Quality Metrics

    Beygelzimer, Alina (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Performance Engineering and Management Method — A Holistic Approach to Performance Engineering

    Jewell, Dave

    Pages 29-55

  • Economic Models of Communication Networks

    Walrand, Jean

    Pages 57-89

  • Algorithmic Methods for Sponsored Search Advertising

    Feldman, Jon (et al.)

    Pages 91-122

  • Advances in Oblivious Routing of Internet Traffic

    Kodialam, M. (et al.)

    Pages 125-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance Modeling and Engineering
Editors
  • Zhen Liu
  • Cathy H. Xia
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-79361-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-79361-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-79360-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4633-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
Topics