Accession Number : ADA185561

Title :   A Taxonomy of Analytical Computer Performance Models for Computer Design.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Strevell, Michael W

PDF Url : ADA185561

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : The computer architect has no easy way of making performance tradeoffs while designing a new computer. This thesis provides a taxonomy of over 75 weighted average computer performance models which aid the architect in comparing alternative designs. These models have been implemented in the KEE expert system building tool. The user can interact with the models using a mouse and visual images to change values and monitor results. Key Words and Phrases: Computer performance models, Analytical models, Computer design, Expert systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, IMAGES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TAXONOMY, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, VISION, FEEDBACK, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE