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Author Wood, David C. ♦ Batson, Alan ♦ Ju, Shy-Ming
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Page sizes ♦ Core utilization ♦ Segmentation ♦ Paging ♦ Resource allocation ♦ Segment sizes ♦ Memory allocation ♦ Storage allocation
Abstract Distributions of segment sizes measured under routine operating conditions on a computer system which utilizes variable sized segments (the Burroughs B5500) are discussed. The most striking feature of the measurements is the large number of small segments—about 60 percent of the segments in use contain less than 40 words. Although the results are certainly not installation independent, and although they are particularly influenced by features of the B5500 ALGOL system, they should be relevant to the design of new computer systems, especially with respect to the organization of paging schemes.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville (Batson, Alan; Ju, Shy-Ming; Wood, David C.)
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 13
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 155
Ending Page 159


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Source: ACM Digital Library