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Samir R. Das (contact info on the web page)

Tu-Th 6:50-8:10pm, CS 2131

**Text:**

- [RJ] Raj Jain: The Art of Computer System Performance Analysis, Wiley, ISBN 0-471-50336-3.
- [MD] Macdougall: Simulating Computer Systems, MIT Press (out of print, will be made available).
- [QSP] Quantitative System Performance:Computer System Analysis Using Queueing Network Models, by Edward D. Lazowska, John Zahorjan, G. Scott Graham, Kenneth C. Sevcik. This book is out of print. But the authors have put it on the web for the benefit of public.
- [KT] Kishore Trivedi, Probability and Statistics, with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications, Wiley Interscience, 2002.
- Other supplementary materials will be made available.

**Electronic Handouts:**

- Course description
- Introductory materials (slides)
- Queuing Fundamentals (slides)
- Intro to Discrete Event Simulation (slides)
- Chapters 1-4 from the QSP book.
- Intro to SMPL (slides)

**Homeworks:**

- Homework 1 (solve 11.1 from RJ book)
- Homework 2 (due Oct 14) Solutions
- Homework 3 (due Nov 4)
- Homework 4 (due Nov 20)
- Queuing with vacation problem and solution

**Sample
Midterm - Solutions
**(Also look at worked out examples and exercises in RJ and QSP).

**SMPL
Simulator**:
Installed in the ~cse605/SMPL directory in the departmental Sun/Solaris
machines. The machines to use are compserv1 (also 2 and 3) and sbpub1 (also
2,3,4,5 etc.) of domain cs.sunysb.edu. If you need an account, please let me
know. Also, you can install the simulator on any machine you have access to and
recompile the source to generate the libraries. Read the readme file.

**Grading:**

- Exams (midterm and final) 20% + 20%
- Homeworks (about 4 problem sets) 35%
- Term project (to be done in a group) - to be announced around the middle of the semester 25%.