CSE-642 Computer Systems Performance

Midterm - Nov 23rd, 2004

Quiz02 - Sunday Oct 31st, 2004

Course time is UT 2:00-3:15 pm - Building 24 Room 108.

Course Syllabus:

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Lecture Notes:

The main reference for the course is the textbook and the handouts distributed in class. These notes are merely as summary:

- Introduction to Telecommunications

- Review of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes

- Random Processes and Introduction to Markov Chains

- Birth and Death Processes and Applications To Queueing Theory

- Network of Queues

    - Opnet Detailed Examples

    - L. Takács, “A Single-Server Queue with Feedback,” Bell Technical Journal, March 1963, pp. 505-519

    - Meister, B.; Muller, H.; Rudin, H., Jr.; “New Optimization Criteria for Message-Switching Networks,”
      IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume: 19 , Issue: 3 , Jun 1971, Pages:256 - 26



 You can download the errata for the textbook from here.


Quizzes and Major Exams:


Course Project:

For course project you are required to reproduce the analysis found in the following paper:

Giuseppe Bianchi, "Performance Analysis of the IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function," IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 18, NO. 3, MARCH 2000, pp. 535-547.

and possibly extend the solution for some general cases. An example extension can be found in the following paper:

Haitao Wu1, Yong Peng1, Keping Long1, Shiduan Cheng1, Jian Ma, "Performance of Reliable Transport Protocol over IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN: Analysis and Enhancement," INFOCOM 2002. Twenty-First Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. Proceedings. IEEE , Volume: 2 , 23-27 June 2002
Pages:599 - 607 vol.2.


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