Accession Number : AD0761172

Title :   A Simulator for Computer Systems with Storage Units Having Rotational Delays.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DIGITAL SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fuller,Samuel H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The note describes a simulator for computer systems with secondary storage units having rotational delays, i.e., drums and disks. This simulator is able to model a wide range of drums and disks and is primarily intended to be used to study alternative scheduling disciplines for rotating storage devices. A discussion is included on the precision of the summary statistics of the simulator, and a short user's guide is provided to aid others in the use of the simulator. The report includes some IBM 360 FORTRAN listings for the main simulator loop. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MEMORY DEVICES, SCHEDULING), (*DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, SIMULATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE