Accession Number : ADA300747

Title :   The Relation of Scalability and Execution Time.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Sun, Xian-He

PDF Url : ADA300747

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Scalability has been used extensively as a de facto performance criterion for evaluating. However, for many. scalability has theoretical interests only since it does not reveal execution time. In this paper the relation between scalability and execution time is carefully studied. Results show that the isospeed scalability well characterizes the variation of execution time: smaller scalability leads to larger execution time, the same scalability leads to the same execution time

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, DISTRIBUTION, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PROBLEM SOLVING, TIME, VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE