Accession Number : AD0760749

Title :   Computer Performance Analysis: Objectives and Problems in Simulating Computers,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bell,T. E.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The report describes a method for relating the issues and objectives of a simulation of a computer system that permits the simulation designer to anticipate possible difficulties. The issues that determine the designer's approach are the amount of resources, degree of simulation code change, number of boundary changes, appropriateness of a cost model, importance of experimental design, level of detail, degree of accuracy, and amount and type of validation. The objectives of the simulation analysis have been reduced to three categories: absolute projection, sensitivity analysis, and diagnostic investigation. A matrix is created to show the importance of each issue to each objective and to indicate some solutions.

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, SIMULATION), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE