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