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TTM4110 - Dependability and Performance with Discrete Event Simulation

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Simulation modelling 15/100
Dependability modelling 25/100
Performance modelling 25/100
Simulations implementation and experiments 35/100

Course content

Basics: Dependability, performance and QoS measures; resources and utilization, failure and repair, system models, analytic modeling, discrete and continuous distributions, basics on stochastic processes, Poisson process, discrete-state - continuous-time Markov models and analysis. Simulation: process-oriented simulation, generation of random variables, problem analysis and model design, DEMOS/SIMULA primitives, output analysis. Performance and traffic: Erlang and Engset blocking models, M/M/1 and Erlang queuing models, Jackson networks. Dependability: reliability, availability and system time in simple redundant systems determined by Markov models, block schemes, fault-trees, structure functions, path and cut sets. Measurements: observation strategies, point and interval estimation, design of experiments.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: 1) To gain a basic understanding of the importance of non-functional requirements for service and system design. 2) To gain a basic understanding of the principles of dependability and performance evaluation and design of information and communication systems (ICT). 3) To gain a basic understanding of modeling, analysis and measurements for evaluation and dimensioning. 4) To gain a basic understanding of probability theory, statistics, and stochastic processes in modeling ICT system's behavior. 5) To gain a basic understanding of Markov modeling and solution of such models. 6) To gain a basic understanding of process-oriented modeling and simulations. 7) To gain a basic understanding of simulation and measurement methods. B. Skills: 1) To be able to specify the performance and dependability requirements. 2) To be able to describe the system properties by using a Markov Model. 3) To be able to determine the system properties symbolically and numerically from a Markov model. 4) To be able to describe a simulation model, implementing a simulator and conduct a simulation experiment. 5) To be able to derive system properties from the measurements, analytically and from simulation results.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and lab assignments in analytic evaluation techniques and in simulation. Optional self-tests and exercises.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes four labs (part of final grade by not mandatory); (i) Simulation modelling (15% of final grade), (ii) Simulations implementation and experiments (35%), (iii) Performance modelling (25%), og (iv) Dependability modelling (25%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

Course materials

Peder J. Emstad, Poul E. Heegaard, Bjarne E. Helvik and Laurent Paquereau, Dependability and performance in information and communication systems. Fundamentals, 276 pages, Inst. for telematikk, 2016.

Graham Birtwisle: DEMOS-A system for Discrete Event Modelling on Simula.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE5015 7.5
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Telematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Simulation modelling 15/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Simulations implementation and experiments 35/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Performance modelling 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Dependability modelling 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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