Analyzing the performance of computer networks to improve their overall performance requires accounting for a large variety of inputs and operating characteristics, such as packet flow rates and sizes, device capabilities and interconnection capacities. A decision support system to analyze these multiple simultaneous variables is presented to assist network developers. Network architectures and demand patterns are accounted for and the underlying model that analyzes these patterns is discussed. A web based approach was utilized which has resulted in an accessible and scalable analytical tool.
Fox, Dale R.; McCarthy, Richard V.; and Papp, Raymond, "Analysis and Design of Computer Networks Using a Web-Based DSS" (2006). SAIS 2006 Proceedings. 24.