**CmpE 523 -
Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks
Spring 2010**

**
Description**: Introduction
for computer networks performance evaluation. Modeling of traffic flows. Delay
and loss models for computer networks. Networks of queues. Performance
evaluation of multiple access methods and local area networks. Measurement and
simulation of computer networks.

**
Instructor**:
Cem Ersoy, Room #:
CmpE 44, Ext: 6861, ersoy@boun.edu.tr, *http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~ersoy*

**Course
home page: ***http://orkinos.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/netlab/courses/cmpe523/spring2010*

**Textbook**:
"*System Modeling and Analysis:
Foundations of System Performance Evaluation*", Hisashi Kobayashi and Brian
L. Mark, 2008, Pearson/Prentice Hall

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 ISBN-10: 0-13-034835-X (**Available in
bookstore !**)

**Reference
books on the performance evaluation of computer networks:**

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**Reference
books on performance evaluation and queueing theory:**

"*Performance
Evaluation of Communication Networks*", G.N. Higginbottom, Artech House,
1998.

"*Computer
Systems Performance Modeling*, C.H. Sauer and K.M. Chandy, Prentice Hall,
1981.

"*Fundamentals
of Queueing Theory*, D. Gross and C.M. Harris, John Wiley, 1985.

"*The
Art of Computer System Performance Analysis*", Raj Jain, John Wiley, 1991,
ISBN: 0-471-50336-3.

"*The
Practical Performance Analyst*", Neil J. Gunther, McGraw Hill, 1998, ISBN:
0-07-912946-3.

"*Queueing
Networks and Markov Chains*", G. Bolch, et al., Wiley 1998, ISBN:
0-471-19366-6.

"*Queueing
Theory Vol. I and Vol. II*", L. Kleinrock.

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**
Prerequisites**: CmpE 475
or Background on "computer networks" or permission of the instructor.

**Times**:
Tuesday (1,2,3) 9:00 - 11:50 **Room:** ETA A5

**Topics**:

**0.**
Overview of probability and stochastic processes used for the analysis of
computer networks.

**1.** Introduction to computer networks and network architectures, LAN, MAN,
WANs

**2.** Delay models in data networks: Queueing models, Little's theorem,
M/M/1 queue

**3.** M/M/m, M/M/_, M/M/m/m and other Markov systems

**4.** M/G/1 queues, priority queuing

**5.** Networks of transmission lines. Networks of queues - Jackson's theorem

**6.** Midterm (13
April 2010, Tuesday)

**7.** Multiaccess communication: Satellite
channels, multidrop lines, packet radio networks

**8.** Aloha systems: slotted and unslotted.
Splitting algorithms. Carrier sensing

**9****.** Local area networks: CSMA/CD and Ethernet, high speed LANs, wireless
LANs

**10. **Quality of Service

**11.** Presentations of the term papers

** Term paper:**
(due 25 May 2010,
17:00, Tuesday) A survey on a hot topic on computer networks
which is assigned separately for each student.

**Grading**:

5% +10% Homeworks and/or Quizzes

15% +5% Term paper and its
presentation (tentative) (due 25 May 2010)

30% Midterm (13 April 2010)

40% Final ( June 2010 )