This paper aims to give an overview of solution methods for the performance analysis of parallel and distributed systems. After a brief review of some important general solution methods, we discuss key models of parallel and distributed systems, and optimization issues, from the viewpoint of solution methodology.

Applications of Markov renewal processes (reliability, queueing networks, etc.) (msc 60K20), Performance evaluation; queueing; scheduling (msc 68M20)
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Department of Operations Research, Statistics, and System Theory [BS]
Operations Research, Statistics and System Theory

Boxma, O.J, Koole, G.M, & Liu, Z. (1994). Queueing-theoretic solution methods for models of parallel and distributed systems. Department of Operations Research, Statistics, and System Theory [BS]. CWI.