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Author Abate, Joseph ♦ Dubner, Harvey ♦ Weinberg, Sheldon B.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1968
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract In this paper the use of the techniques of queueing theory in analyzing the performance of a mass storage device in a real-time environment is demonstrated; concern is with the tradeoff experienced in practice between throughput of a stochastic service device and the response time for each service request. For concreteness, the analysis is applied to the IBM 2314 disk storage facility. The results are presented in a series of graphs showing the file system response time versus the throughput for several distributions of record length and arm movement. The queueing model and the theoretical tools used are described in sufficient detail to permit the reader to apply the techniques to other systems. In particular, any disk whose seek time characteristic can be approximated by a piecewise linear continuous function may be analyzed by the methods presented.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1968-10-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 4
Page Count 13
Starting Page 577
Ending Page 589


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Source: ACM Digital Library