Accession Number : AD0711293

Title :   MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS, AND SIMULATION OF COMPUTER CENTER OPERATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moll,William Leo

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The relatively new field of computer system measurement is reviewed. Several modern measurement products, both hardware and software oriented, are discussed. The batch processing operation of the W. R. Church Computer Center's IBM 360/67 was measured, analyzed, and simulated. A modern software monitor was used to measure computer system performance. User job characteristics were measured using built-in facilities of the computer operating system. Analysis of measurements taken led to experiments which resulted in improved system throughout. A dynamic simulation model of the Center's production service was developed to aid management in studying the effects of changes to the Center's operating policies. The model, although developed for a specific system, OS/360 (MVT Option), is applicable to modern multiprogramming operating systems in general. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, OPERATION), SIMULATION, TIME SHARING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE