Exam dates have been coordinated.


March 7 and April 13


Every Tuesday, 10am in room 48-379




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schmitt
Dipl.-Math. Michael Beck
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Course Overview

The objective of this lecture is to introduce the art of perfomance-related modeling of complex distributed systems.

  • Performance dimensioning of planned systems
  • Performance control of running systems
  • Quality of service guarantees in distributed systems
  • Resource management in distributed systems

The focus will be on different analytical methods for performance modeling:

  • Tail-bounded Network Calculus
  • MGF-bounded Network Calculus
  • Application examples / case studies

Slides and Script

The slides are accessible only from within the university network (131.246.*). Please use SSH or VPN for remote access.

TitleLast Update
Organisation 27 October 2015 pdf
Introduction 27 October 2015 pdf
Arrivals 16 November 2015 pdf
Service 28 January 2016 pdf
Bounds 28 January 2016 pdf
Conclusion 5 February 2016 pdf

There is a script, which includes the topics of the course, written by Michael Beck. The chapters of the script will be published, as the course advances:

TitleLast Update
Chapter 1 November 2015 pdf
Chapter 1-2 November 2015 pdf
Chapter 1-3 January 2016 pdf


Dates for the oral examinations will be announced.

To qualify for the examination students are required to partake in the exercises.


The exercises to this course will be based on a wiki. Further information can be found on the lecture slides.

To participate in the exercises students need to register here:

The registration opens 27 November 2015 at 11 AM and closes 29 November 2015 at midnight.

Participating in the exercises is mandatory to be eligible for the examination!

The first meetup for the StocADS-Wiki takes place on Friday 20th, 11:45 in 36-438.


  • Jean-Yves Le Boudec, Patrick Thiran. Network Calculus. Springer, 2001. (Also →available online)
  • Cheng-Shang Chang, Performance Guarantees in Communication Networks. Springer, 2000.
  • Yuming Jiang, Stochastic Network Calculus. Springer, 2008.

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