The design and implementation of QNEMU : an interactive queuing network analysis package : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science
In this thesis a number of design objectives are discussed for the generation of interactive packages. Two of the most important are considered to be portability and user friendliness. Unfortunately these can at times produce conflicting design aims. The objectives identified are incorporated into the design and implementation of a menu driven package that analyses networks of queues. A brief description of the way the package was implemented is included, as is a discussion on the validation of the package so far carried out. The primary use of the package is seen to be in the performance evaluation of computer systems, but it need not be restricted to this class of application.