Fluid flow analysis of a model of a secure key distribution centre

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  2. Dr Nigel Thomas
  3. Yishi Zhao
Author(s)Thomas N, Zhao Y
Editor(s)Argent-Katwala, A., Dingle, N., Harder, U.
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name24th UK Performance Engineering Workshop
Conference LocationLondon, UK
Year of Conference2008
Date3-4 July 2008
Volume
Pages160-171
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In this paper we consider the use of a fluid flow approximation based on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) derived from a model of a key distribution centre. The model is specified using the Markovian process algebra PEPA. The basic model suffers from the commonly encountered state space explosion problem when tackled using Markov chain analysis. Fluid flow analysis is therefore one possible mechanism for deriving approximate solutions for systems with large populations. The system is analysed numerically and results derived from solving the ODEs are compared with a queueing network approximation.
PublisherUKPEW
URLhttp://ukpew.org/2008
NotesProceedings of UKPEW 2008 published in Imperial College London, Department of Computing, Technical Report Series, no, DTR08-9.