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Performance evaluation of communication networks. (English) Zbl 0913.68003
Boston, MA: Artech House. 358 p. (1998).
Publisher’s description: This new book provides the foundation for reinforcing your understanding of communication network performance. It describes the mathematical methods used to analyze and model the performance of communication networks of all types, from simple to complex. Specifically, it addresses traffic on LANs, WANs, voice networks, and video networks. The practical methods described are applied to recent and emerging standards in local and wide area networks such as ATM. The book also helps you obtain quick results by presenting efficient solutions to specific problems. These analyses are open to developments by future researchers, and the methods are useful to engineers when predicting design constraints for networking products. This book is an excellent hands-on reference for computer network and telecommunication engineers who must address performance issues in networking. The books detailed coverage of bandwidth allocation and buffering requirements also makes it a valuable learning tool for systems engineers who design networking equipment for telecommunications, including switches, multiplexors, and protocols. In addition, its a comprehensive, practical introduction for researchers in the field.

68M10 Network design and communication in computer systems
68M20 Performance evaluation, queueing, and scheduling in the context of computer systems