Menascé, Daniel A. Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Performance models
- Performance of software systems
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The evaluation of performance, from the perspectives of both developers and users, of complex systems of hardware and software. Modern computer-based information systems have become increasingly complex because of networking, distributed computing, distributed and heterogeneous databases, and the need to store large quantities of data. People are relying increasingly on computer systems to support daily activities. When these systems fail, significant breakdowns may ensue. See also: Distributed systems (computers); Local-area networks
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