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Author Courtois, P. J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Aggregation ♦ Performance evaluation ♦ Hierarchy ♦ Saturation ♦ Paging ♦ Thrashing ♦ Multiprogramming ♦ Networks of queues ♦ Instabilities ♦ System levels
Abstract A step-by-step approach to model the dynamic behavior and evaluate the performance of computing systems is proposed. It is based on a technique of variable aggregation and the concept of nearly decomposable systems, both borrowed from Econometrics. This approach is taken in order to identify in multiprogramming paging systems (i) unstable regimes of operations and (ii) critical computing loads which bring the system into states of saturation. This analysis leads to a more complete definition of the circumstances in which “thrashing” can set in.
Description Affiliation: MBLE Research Lab, Brussels, Belgium (Courtois, P. J.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 7
Page Count 7
Starting Page 371
Ending Page 377


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Source: ACM Digital Library