Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction 1st Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1555582609
ISBN-10: 1555582605
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$14.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$98.95 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
15 New from $39.72 22 Used from $1.00
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

$98.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

Bridges the gap from academic to professional analysis of network performance

From the Publisher

The purpose of this book is to make analytic, simulation and instrumentation based modeling and performance evaluation of database and computer systems components possible and understandable to a wider audience of database and computer systems designers, developers, administrators, managers and users. The book assumes the reader has a familiarity with concepts in computer systems architecture, computer systems software, computer networks and elementary mathematics including calculus and linear algebra.

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Press; 1 edition (July 9, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555582605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555582609
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,927,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Mike Tarrani HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book fits between Raj Jain's seminal "The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis" (ISBN 0471503363) and the more pragmatic series of books written by Menasce and Almeida. Where it differs from Jain's book is the more modern examples, using networking, database systems and overall architectures (Jain's book was more slanted towards host-based systems prevalent when that book was written).
The first chapters in this book cover the basics, concepts and associated math: probability, queuing theory, stochastic processes and Petri nets. This foundational material is clearly presented and cover all of the key elements of performance analysis (and capacity planning). The remainder of the book applies the concepts and techniques to analyzing architectures, operating system and DBMS and network components.
The final two chapters cover system modeling project ideas and how to use the performance evaluator application that is on the CD ROM that comes with the book. I haven't fully exercised this application, so will refrain from commenting on it. It is not needed to use the book.
Overall, this book is sufficiently technical and detailed to give all of the essential knowledge needed for solid performance and capacity management. If I had to choose between Jain's book cited above or this one, this is the one I'd pick because of its relevance to contemporary systems.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
When you were a child, did you ever try to write a book report for a book you hadn't actually read -- the night before the report was due? So you skimmed the book, hoping you could pull out enough salient details to convince your teacher that you actually knew what the book was about.

That's the impression one gets from reading Fortier/Michel's "Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction." Lots of little dollops of information excerpted (without attribution) from the books listed in the "Bibliography" section -- all paraphrased and strung together. In fact, anyone familiar with the titles in this book's Bibilography will be able to tell where everything from.

I think the only new material in this volume is the performance profiling of real operating systems in chapter 13. In this case, the authors attributed the work - to people who appear to have been their students. In my opinion, the data collection was probably assigned as a class project for their students and then used in this book.

Another reviewer has said that this volume is an updated version of Jain's work. I disagree. Jain actually knows what he's talking about. Fortier/Michel seem like they needed to publish something in a hurry; and this volume was the result. It's completely useless both as a textbook and as a reference for actual practitioners.

Recommendation: Stick to Jain's book or the works by Menasce to learn about system modelling. Fortier/Michel's book is a waste of paper.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction