This class will focus on methods of performance

analysis: Modeling, Simulations, Measurements. There will be

a bias towards communications systems, but database, and

computer hardware system may be briefly discussed. The goal of the
class

is to pull together knowledge from various disciplines and previous
courses

and provide students with a good understanding of how to design,
implement,

and present system analysis.

Topics will include:

* statistical tools for the presentation of results

* design and implementation of simulators

* designing experiments

* measuring real systems

The student evaluation will be based on 1-2 homeworks (20%),

a presentation (20%), and a large project (60%).

Textbook: Raj Jain, The art of computer systems performance analysis

ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment 1 - Part 1. Due on: Tu 25 April in class

Assignment 1 - Part 2.
As2.ps,
As2.pdf.
Due on: Tu 16 May in class.

NEW: Using the following data-sets test your scripts.

Q.2 testMean1.dat,

Q.2 testMean2.dat,

Q.3 sampleSize1.dat, accuracy should
be 10%

Q.5 linear.dat,

Q.6 exponential.dat.

My apologies for not providing this earlier.

Assignment 1 - Part 3. Due on: 23 May in class

Project. Some information.

COURSE MATERIAL

The intended material and a losose correspondence
with the

textbook:

- Introduction

Ch.: 1,2,3

- Probability Theory and Statistics

Ch.: 12, 14, ~15

- Queueing Models

Ch.: 30, 31, 32, 33, ~34, 35

Some additional sources (lecture notes, handouts)

- Simulation

Ch.: 24, 25, ~26, ~28, ~29

- Measurements

Ch.: 4,5,6, ~7, 8, 9

- Data Presentation

Ch.: ~10, 11

- Experimental Design (if there is time)

Ch.: 16, 17, 19

Here is my awk file as a shell script for finding averages and confidence intervals:
awk-filter

USAGE: nzavg.awk column-no datafile

Here is a
script for changing a string in a files and outputing the new file

Usage : sub oldPattern newPattern files