Accession Number : AD0785357

Title :   Synthetic Programs Library - Concepts and Facilities, User's Guide.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Some form of benchmarks have for some time constituted the accepted form of minimum performance measurement in competitive computer system selection. Benchmarks have the advantages of constituting 'semi-real' work mixes and running on real systems. Benchmarks also suffer from certain disadvantages. Synthetic programs have been suggested as a viable alternative to natural benchmarks. A small library of synthetic COBOL programs has been developed, and experiments are being conducted to determine its suitability as a source of benchmark programs. The synthetic programs are task-oriented and completely portable.

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Compilers, Conversion, Control sequences, Instruction manuals

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE