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Performance modelling of parallel computer architectures

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Title: Performance modelling of parallel computer architectures
Authors: Harrison, P
Field, T
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: In this paper we describe two types of complex server aggregations which can be used to model collections of components in certain types of parallel computer systems and give a case study showing how the aggregations may be applied in practice. Analytical models of such systems are becoming increasingly important as a means of guiding the often complex design processes, particularly since recent developments in VLSI technology now make it possible to fabricate many paper-designs hitherto impractical for reasons of cost. We argue that aggregations of the type described are essential in the modelling of parallel systems; using the proposed techniques, large numbers of components can be modelled as queue-length-dependent servers within a queueing network.
Issue Date: 1-May-1986
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/5843
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/317531.317535
DOI: 10.1145/317531.317535
ISBN: 0-89791-184-9
Publisher: ACM Press
Presented At: Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Published Proceedings: 1986 ACM SIGMETRICS joint international conference on Computer performance modelling, measurement and evaluation
Start Page: 18
End Page: 27
Copyright Statement: © ACM, 1986. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEASUREMENT AND MODELING OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, (1986) http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/10.1145/317531.317535
Conference Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Appears in Collections:High Performance Informatics