Accession Number : AD0661665

Title :   TIME-SHARING VERSUS BATCH PROCESSING: THE EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sackman,H.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The continuing controversy over the relative merits of time-sharing versus batch processing has taken a new and significant turn from predisciplinary speculation to applied scientific experimentation. Within the last two years, five experimental studies have appeared in the literature, each comparing some form of online and offline data processing with respect to man-machine measures of system performance. These five pioneering studies comprise the first substantive data base for comparing and evaluating experimental methodology and findings bearing on the growing and changing competition between time-sharing and batch processing systems. This paper provides a critical review of these five experiments, summarized findings, problems and pitfalls, and offers recommendations for future experimental work. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME SHARING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), DATA PROCESSING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MOTIVATION, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE