Performance Evaluation of Client-Server Systems

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A client-server system is a distributed system where a server station receives requests from its client stations, processes the requests and returns replies to the requesting stations. In this paper, client-server systems in which a set of workstations access a file server over a local area network are considered. The systems are modeled by a class of stochastic Petri nets. The mean response time, the throughput and the parametric sensitivities are evaluated for a client-server system based on token ring network and a system based on CSMA/CD network. Our models are different from the prevalent performance models of token ring or CSMA/CD network systems because of the message interdependencies introduced by the clients-server structure. An approximate analytic-numeric method rather than simulation is used to solve the models. The solution method and the accuracy of approximation are also discussed. © 1993 IEEE

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ibe, OC; Choi, H; Trivedi, KS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1217 - 1229

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-9219

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/71.250101

Citation Source

  • Scopus