Network Performance Analysis

Using the J Programming Language

  • Authors
  • Alan Holt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 1-17
  3. Pages 33-50
  4. Pages 51-81
  5. Pages 125-146
  6. Pages 147-161
  7. Pages 163-182
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-215

About this book


The purpose of network performance analysis is to investigate how traffic-management mechanisms deployed in the network affect the allocation of resources amongst its users and the performance they experience. This topic can be studied by the construction of models of traffic management mechanisms and observing how they perform by applying them to some flow of network traffic.

This useful volume introduces concepts and principles of network performance analysis by example, using the J programming language. J is rich in mathematical functionality, which makes it an ideal tool for analytical methods. The book favours a practical approach and develops functions in J to demonstrate mathematical concepts, thereby enabling readers to explore the underlying principles behind network performance analysis. In addition, this allows the subject to become more accessible to those who, although have a mathematical background, are not pure mathematicians.

Topics and features:

• Uses an example-driven approach to introduce the fundamentals of network performance analysis

• Provides a concise introduction to the J programming language

• Presents network calculus as a method for designing and engineering networks

• Focuses on statistical analysis and stochastic processes

• Demonstrates how to simulate traffic with both short-range and long-range dependence properties

• Covers ATM QoS, and examines Internet congestion control

Network Performance Analysis will equally appeal to network professionals and postgraduates studying the topic by providing valuable analytical tools and using J as a means of offering a practical treatment of the subject. Dr. Holt has a broad range of industry experience and now regularly lectures on this topic.


ATM Congestion Control Internet J programming language Network Calculus QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Quality of Services STATISTICA bridge programming language

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-822-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-823-4
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