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Author Boyse, John W.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Software monitor ♦ Demand paging ♦ Virtual memory ♦ Compiler execution behavior ♦ Paging ♦ Editor execution behavior ♦ Program behavior ♦ Program execution characteristics
Abstract h show the execution characteristics of two types of commonly used programs in a large-scale, time-shared computer system. A software monitoring facility built into the supervisor was used for data collection during normal system operation. These data were analyzed, and results of this analysis are presented for a Fortran compiler and an interactive line file editor.Probability distribution functions and other data are given for such things as CPU intervals, I/O intervals, and the number of such intervals during execution. Empirical distributions are compared with simple theoretical distributions (exponential, hyperexponential, and geometric). Other data show paging characteristics of tasks as a function of the number of pages those tasks have in core.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Michigan, and General Motors Corp., Warren, MI (Boyse, John W.)
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 17
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 192
Ending Page 196


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Source: ACM Digital Library