Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 257–264 | Cite as

An application of interactive analysis and computer graphics in stochastic modeling

  • P. Heidelberger
  • R. D. Nelson
  • P. D. Welch
Part III Simulation And Computers


This paper will describe the application of an interactive queueing network analyzer and an interactive graphics system to the analysis of a multiple processor computer system. The application of these tools greatly increased the productivity of the modelers and resulted in insights which would have otherwise been difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. With this experience as background, we discuss how the increasing availability of computing resources, especially high resolution interactive computer graphics and sophisticated modeling packages, is likely to have a profound influence on the applied stochastic modeler.

Keywords and phrases

Queueing graphics performance modeling 


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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Heidelberger
    • 1
  • R. D. Nelson
    • 1
  • P. D. Welch
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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