Peter Kemper

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We present new algorithms for the solution of large structured Markov models whose infinitesimal generator can be expressed as a Kronecker expression of sparse matrices. We then compare them with the shuffle-based method commonly used in this context and show how our new algorithms can be advantageous in dealing with very sparse matrices and in supporting(More)
The numerical analysis of various modeling formalisms (4, 10, 141 profits from a structured representation for the generator matrix Q of the underlying continuous time Markov chain, where Q is described by a sum of tensor (kronecker) products of much smaller matrices. In this paper we describe such a representation for the class of superposed generalized(More)
In this paper, we describe a novel technique that helps a modeler gain insight into the dynamic behavior of a complex stochastic discrete event simulation model based on trace analysis. We propose algorithms to distinguish progressive from repetitive behavior in a trace and to extract a minimal progressive fragment of a trace. The implied combinatorial(More)
This paper presents a toolbox for the construction of modular tools for functional and quantitative (performance) analysis of discrete event dynamic systems (DEDS). The intention is to simplify the usage of appropriate analysis algorithms, thus supporting the development of appropriate tools. We describe concepts and contents of the toolbox together with an(More)
Markovian arrival processes are a powerful class of stochastic processes to represent stochastic workloads that include autocorrelation in performance or dependability modeling. However, fitting the parameters of a Markovian arrival process to given measurement data is non-trivial and most known methods focus on a single class case, where all events are of(More)