Accelerating Markovian analysis of asynchronous systems using state compression

@article{Xie1999AcceleratingMA,
  title={Accelerating Markovian analysis of asynchronous systems using state compression},
  author={Aiguo Xie and Peter A. Beerel},
  journal={IEEE Trans. on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems},
  year={1999},
  volume={18},
  pages={869-888}
}
This paper presents a methodology to speed up the stationary analysis of large Markov chains that model asynchronous systems. Instead of directly working on the original Markov chain, we propose to analyze a smaller Markov chain obtained via a novel technique called state compression. Once the smaller chain is solved, the solution to the original chain is obtained via a process called expansion. The method is especially powerful when the Markov chain has a small feedback vertex set, which… CONTINUE READING

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