Issue No. 11 - November (1982 vol. 31)
P. Heidelberger , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Computer performance models of parallel processing systems in which a job subdivides into two or more tasks at some point during its execution are considered. Except for queueing effects, the tasks execute independently of one another and do not require synchronization. An approximate solution method is developed and results of the approximation are compared to those of simulations. Bounds on the performance improvement due to overlap are derived.
queueing network models, Approximate solution, computer systems modeling, multiprogramming, multitasking, parallel processing, performance evaluation
P. Heidelberger and K. Trivedi, "Queueing Network Models for Parallel Processing with Asynchronous Tasks," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 1099-1109, 1982.