Accession Number : AD0781140
Title : Computer Performance Analysis. Evaluation with Mixed On-Line/Batch Workloads.
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Lockett, Jo Ann
Report Date : FEB 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : The study verifies certain testing policies and procedures for evaluating mixed on-line/batch workload systems that had intuitively been thought to be worthwhile. The evaluation was conducted to determine the feasibility of removing an on-line system and one megabyte of core from Rand's IBM 360/65. The following policies were verified: (1) Complete test planning and pilot testing are extremely valuable; (2) metrics should be chosen prior to test design; (3) decision criteria should be chosen prior to data collection; (4) useful measurement of on-line systems is possible without expensive equipment. Testing procedures measured areas reflecting the level of service provided to users. (Author)
Descriptors : *ONLINE SYSTEMS, *DATA PROCESSING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COSTS, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE