Accession Number : AD0654384

Title :   THE THROUGHPUT AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF MONOPROGRAMMED, MULTIPROGRAMMED, AND MULTIPROCESSING DIGITAL COMPUTERS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wald,Bruce

Report Date : 17 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : A generalized model of a digital computer system with a workload drawn from a proffered infinite workload was investigated to determine the factors that affect throughput and cost effectiveness to allow optimization of the system parameters. Throughput was defined as the sum of the products of the cost of each component and the proportion of the time each component was beneficially used. Cost effectiveness was defined as the quotient of throughput and system cost, with unity being the ideal quotient.

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS), ECONOMICS, THESES, COSTS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MEMORY DEVICES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE