An Extensible Visual Environment for Construction and Analysis of Hierarchically-Structured Models of Resource Contention System
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The development of models for evaluating the performance of resource contention systems, such as manufacturing systems, computer systems, and communication networks, is often a difficult and complex task. This modeling effort can be dramatically reduced by the use of appropriate software tools. The Research Queueing Package Modeling Environment (RESQME) provides a graphical environment for constructing, solving, and analyzing the results of extended queueing network models of resource contention systems. It supports a rich underlying modeling paradigm previously developed in the Research Queueing Package (RESQ) and provides a single integrated graphical interface throughout all tasks of the modeling lifecycle. In this paper we present a brief overview of RESQME and then focus on two of its most important features: the construction and analysis of hierarchically-structured models and the ability to extend and customize the RESQME environment for domain-specific modeling via the use of user-defined modeling elements. A manufacturing model is developed in order to illustrate these capabilities.
Gordon, Robert F. Ph.D.; Gordon, Kurtiss J.; Kurose, James F.; and MacNair, Edward A., "An Extensible Visual Environment for Construction and Analysis of Hierarchically-Structured Models of Resource Contention System" (1991). Faculty Works: Mathematics & Computer Studies. 2.