In: Proc. 6th Int. Symp. on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS-98), 19-24 July 1998, Montreal, Canada, pages 226-231. 1998. ISBN 0-8186-8566-2, IEEE CS No. PR08566, IEEE Order No. 98TB100247.
Abstract: This paper presents a modeling approach based on deterministic and stochastic Petri nets (DSPNs) for analyzing the performance of node architectures for MIMD multiprocessor systems with distributed memory. DSPNs are a numerically solvable modeling formalism with a graphical representation. The modeling approach supports design decisions for node architectures by providing quantitative results concerning processor and memory utilization for several alternatives. To illustrate the proposed approach, DSPNs of two node architectures are presented and employed for a comparative performance study.
Keywords: MIMD architectures, node architecture, performance analysis, stochastic Petri nets.
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