Spring 2022 - CMPT 305 D100
Computer Simulation and Modelling (3)
Class Number: 6074
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMPT 225, (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)) and STAT 270, all with a minimum grade of C-.
This course is an introduction to the modelling, analysis, and computer simulation of complex systems. Topics include analytic modelling, discrete event simulation, experimental design, random number generation, and statistical analysis.
This course is an introduction to the modelling and computer simulation of complex systems. The course includes both the theory and practice of model design, analysis, and simulation. The course focuses on the modelling and performance evaluation of computer systems and networks. Quizzes will cover the theory. In homework programming assignments and projects, students will model and simulate aspects of computer systems and networks.
- Basic Concepts of Simulation, Modelling, and Performance Evaluation
- Analytic Modelling: Queueing theory, fundamental laws, single/multiple server queues
- Discrete Event Simulation: Event scheduling, random number and random variate generation
- Simulation Model and Output Analysis
- Experimental Design: Factorial designs, linear regression
- Queueing Network Models
- Computer System Simulation: System components, performance metrics, simulator design
- Quizzes 35%
- Homework Programming Assignments 30%
- Projects 35%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis: Techniques for Experimental Design, Measurement, Simulation, and Modeling, R. Jain, Wiley, 1991, 9780471503361
Experimental Design and Analysis, Howard J. Seltman, Online, 2018, N/A, Available online at https://www.stat.cmu.edu/~hseltman/309/Book/Book.pdf
Quantitative System Performance: Computer System Analysis Using Queueing Network Models, Edward D. Lazowska, John Zahorjan, G. Scott Graham, Kenneth C. Sevcik, Prentice Hall, 1984
Available online at https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~lazowska/qsp/
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