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Introduction Network Quality Assurance (and Simulation!) Read Chapters 1, 2, 3
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Quality Assurance A planned and systematic set of activities to ensure that variances in system performance are clearly identified, assessed, and evaluated to fulfill (or not) some requirements .(After a SixSigma definition related to software engineering). In this class, a system will be a computer network, a networking protocol, a network element (switch, interconnection network). .
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Techniques for Quality Assurance Formal modeling and analysis Queueing models Probability models Experimentation/measurements Measure some keys metrics Simulation Encode a behavior/system (write code that mimicks the system) Measure key metrics
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Examples Consider the evaluation of medium access control protocols: Aloha, slotted Aloha, CSMA/CD… Formal analysis yields bounds on maximum medium utilization (during design phase), but often requires some simplifications Experimentation/measurements could yield similar
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course COMP 5340 taught by Professor Hamilton,j during the Fall '08 term at Auburn University.

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