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Author Tryggestad, Thomas N.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to outline, very briefly, the application of simulation techniques to Computer Performance Evaluation (CPE) problems. It covers situations where the use of simulation is appropriate and some cases when it is not. It also includes a discussion of the types of questions simulation can help to answer and how to go about finding the answer.It must be kept in mind always that simulation is a part of the larger world of CPE, in general. The other elements are hardware monitoring, software monitoring, statistical analysis, benchmarking and other analytical tools. Each of these tools has its strengths and weaknesses and must, therefore, be properly applied. Another factor to keep in mind is that the use of these tools is not mutually exclusive, i.e., they should be used to complement each other whenever appropriate rather than totally by themselves. This discussion deals with simulation as <u>a</u> CPE tool, not <u>the</u> CPE tool. More and more, the various tools are being used together to find solutions to problems. Some of these instances will be brought out in the discussions to follow.
Description Affiliation: Federal Computer Performance, Evaluation and Simulation Center (Tryggestad, Thomas N.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSIM Simulation Digest (SIML)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 27
Ending Page 30


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Source: ACM Digital Library