Performance by Design: Computer Capacity Planning by Example

Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0-13-090673-5

Daniel A. Menascé, George Mason University,

Virgilio A. F. Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,

Larry W. Dowdy, Vanderbilt University.

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About the Book: Computing systems must meet increasingly strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for performance, availability, security, and maintainability. To achieve these goals, designers, analysts, and capacity planners need a more thorough understanding of QoS issues, and the implications of their decisions. This book presents

Several Microsoft Excel workbooks support the implementation of all formulas and models discussed in the book.

About the Authors: Dr. Daniel A. Menascé is a Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was elected a Fellow of the ACM in 1997 in recognition of outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field of information technology. He received the 2001 A.A. Michelson Award from the Computer Measurement Group for lifetime contributions to computer metrics. Dr. Virgilio A. F. Almeida is a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and held visiting positions at Boston University, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and HP Labs in Palo Alto. Dr. Larry Dowdy is a Professor and former Chair of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University.

Also from Menascé and Almeida: Capacity Planning for Web Services: metrics, models, and methods, Prentice Hall, 2002, and Scaling for E-Business: technologies, models, performance, and capacity planning, Prentice Hall, 2000.

Also from Menascé, Almeida, and Dowdy: Capacity Planning and Performance Modeling: from mainframes to client/server systems, Prentice Hall, 1994.

Last updated: December 24, 2003.