Accession Number : ADA115578
Title : Thruput Analysis of AFLC CYBER 73 Computers.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Bondurant,LeRoy Talmadge
PDF Url : ADA115578
Report Date : Dec 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 174
Abstract : Supporting a request from AFLC/LMTA for assistance in evaluating the performance of their CYBER-73 computer system on an expanding workload, this thesis models and analyzes the existing workload in an effort to explain job elongation in turnaround time and to predict future performance under hypothesized changes. The workload of a selected typical month, July, 1981, was used as a baseline for the study. Through a systematic redution and parameterization of job characteristics, the baseline data was clustered and statistically analyzed to detect trends in areas where job delay could occur. Performance models of elongation areas were subsequently developed, tuned, and varied to permit maximum workload optimization for the computer system. A 31 percent reduction in turnaround time was ultimately predicted from a series of 6 recommended changes in current procedures leading to a potential annual savings in excess of two and a third million dollars for the command's six computer installations.
Descriptors : *Computers, *Functions(Mathematics), *Systems analysis, *Test and evaluation, Mathematics, Performance(Engineering), Multiple operation, Computer programming, Policies, Data processing, Arithmetic, Packaging, Modules(Electronics), Environments, Programming languages, Theses
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Computer Programming and Software
Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE