Accession Number : ADA134925

Title :   Performance Evaluation at the Hardware Architecture Level and the Operating System Kernel Design Level.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Marathe,M V

PDF Url : ADA134925

Report Date : Dec 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : This thesis investigates the measurement and analysis of complex computer systems at the levels of hardware architecture and operating system kernel design. Both these levels provide the user with a set of instructions - the machine instructions and the operating system kernel functions. The authors viewpoint is always that of the designers attempting to study the usage of these abstract instructions by measuring the behavior of actual programs. He take the same approach for the study of the effects of multiprocessing at these levels.

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *Kernel functions, *Performance tests, Test and evaluation, Computer aided instruction, Multiprocessors, Optimization, Measurement, Parameters, Monitoring, Experimental design, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE