Date Added: Jun 2012
In this paper, the authors present a predicted functional architecture of an emerging application of High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) application: the integrated manufacturing and management system. The computer network was defined for a case study of big manufacturer of household appliances. To evaluate and/or predict performance of this network, a method developed earlier for actual computer networks, i.e. packet switching networks with end-to-end acknowledgement was applied. The network is modelled as a set of closed routes consisting of a user and a series of service stations (communication links, switches, host processes). The paper describes the investigations carried out for the case study.