Capacity Planning for Web Performance: metrics, models, and methods

Prentice Hall, 1998, ISBN 0-13-693822-1

Daniel A. Menascé, George Mason University,

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

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Table of Contents:

Quotes by Jeff P. Buzen, of BGS Systems, Peter Denning, of George Mason University, Jim Gray, of Microsoft Research, and Leonard Kleinrock, of UCLA.

Updated downloads: The following spreadsheets are updated and improved versions of the ones that come with the book's CD-ROM: SysMod.xls, OpenQN.xls, and ClosedQN.xls.

About the Book: a unique book that explains clearly all important issues related to the performance of modern networked systems including client/server systems, Web servers, and intranets. The presentation is intuitive, illustrated by examples, and practical. Several MS Excel Workbooks accompany the book and support the implementation of all formulas and algorithms 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. Dr. Virgilio A. F. Almeida is a Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.

Also from Menascé and Almeida: Scaling for E-Business: technologies, models, performance, and capacity planning, Prentice Hall, 2000, and Capacity Planning and Performance Modeling: from mainframes to client/server systems, Prentice Hall, 1994.