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Author Mamrak, Sandra A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Analytic modeling ♦ System measurement ♦ Simulation ♦ Response time monitor ♦ Arpa network ♦ Computer networks ♦ Time-sharing systems ♦ Benchmark jobs ♦ Comparative response time
Abstract If the ultimate aim of a computing network is resource sharing, then the human component as well as the technical component of networking must be fully investigated to achieve this goal. This research is a first step toward assisting the user in participating in the vast store of resources available on a network. Analytical, simulation, and statistical performance evaluation tools are employed to investigate the feasibility of a dynamic response time monitor that is capable of providing comparative response time information for users wishing to process various computing applications at some network computing node. The research clearly reveals that sufficient system data are currently obtainable, at least for the five diverse ARPA network systems studied in detail, to describe and predict the response time for network time-sharing systems as it depends on some measure of system activity or load level.
Description Affiliation: Ohio State Univ., Columbus (Mamrak, Sandra A.)
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 20
Issue Number 7
Page Count 8
Starting Page 461
Ending Page 468


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Source: ACM Digital Library