Three Other Models of Computer System Performance: Part 2

With two blog posts, we argue for more use of simple models beyond Amdahl’s Law. Part 1 previously discussed Bottleneck Analysis and Little’s Law, while this post (Part 2) presents the M/M/1 Queue.

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Three Other Models of Computer System Performance: Part 1

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