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 Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE