Maria Carla Calzarossa
Course name: Impianti di elaborazione
Course code: 502868
Degree course: Ingegneria Informatica
Disciplinary field of science: ING-INF/05
L'insegnamento è caratterizzante per: Ingegneria Informatica
University credits: CFU 12
Course website: n.d.
Specific course objectives
The course is aimed at studying the architectures of complex information systems with particular emphasis to the role of their hardware and software components and to the issues related to their sizing, performance evaluation and Quality of Service (QoS). We will introduce the techniques and tools able to analyze and forecast the performance of a systems and we will discuss some case studies. At the end of the coure, each student will have enough competences to plan and successfully undertake performance evaluation and capacity planning activities.
Computer architectures: characteristics and components. Performance indices and their role. Client/server and peer-to-peer paradigms. Services: Web, email, e-commerce. Protocols: HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, FTP. DNS. Web caching. Techniques and tools for capacity planning. QoS metrics. Benchmarking. Monitoring. Operational analysis. Simulation techniques. Queueing network models. Case studies.
Course entry requirements
Knowledge of the major network protocols and basics on computer architectures.
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 75
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 30
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Suggested reading materials
J. Kurose, K. Ross. Computer Networking - A Top Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Forth Edition. Pearson Education, 2008. Traduzione italiana della quarta edizione "Reti di Calcolatori e Internet" pubblicata da Pearson-Addison Wesley, 2008..
E.D. Lazowska, J. Zahorjan, G.S. Graham, K. C. Sevcik. Quantitative System Performance Computer System Analysis Using Queueing Network Models. Prentice Hall, 1984.
G. Iazeolla. Principi di Simulazione Discreta. Franco Angeli, 2010.
Testing and exams