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Author Brawn, Barbara S. ♦ Gustavson, Frances G. ♦ Mankin, Efrem S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Performance evaluation ♦ Measurement of systems program behavior ♦ Memory management ♦ Merging ♦ Paging systems ♦ Virtual machines ♦ Dynamic storage allocation ♦ Sorting
Abstract This sorting study was part of an extensive measurement project undertaken on the M44/44X, an experimental paging system which was conceived and implemented at IBM Research in order to explore the virtual machine concept. The study was concerned with the implementation of sorting procedures in the context of the dynamic paging environment characteristic of virtual memory machines. Descriptions of the experimental sort programs and analysis of the performance measurement results obtained for them are presented. The insight gained from the experimental effort is used to arrive at a set of broad guidelines for writing sort programs for a paging environment.
Description Affiliation: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (Brawn, Barbara S.; Gustavson, Frances G.; Mankin, Efrem S.)
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 8
Page Count 12
Starting Page 483
Ending Page 494


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Source: ACM Digital Library