Accession Number : AD0787104

Title :   Measurement of Computer Systems--An Introduction,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-WEST HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Goodman,Arnold F.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Three areas of phenomenal growth--computer utilization, computer technology and computer science--have produced the need for a new field, measurement of computer systems. A summary of activity involving measurement of computer systems is followed by a proposed structure for it, in terms of computer system evolution and operation. In addition, a structure is presented for evaluation of computer system effectiveness--an important unsolved problem for 1970's. This paper is intended to be an introduction to measurement of computer systems, and as such is general and suggestive, rather than detailed and complete. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computers, Efficiency, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE