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Author Nemeth, Alan G. ♦ Dovner, Paul D.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Measurement technology ♦ Tx-2 computer ♦ Operating systems ♦ Virtual computers ♦ Multiprogramming systems ♦ Time-sharing systems ♦ User program measurement ♦ Software measurement ♦ Performance improvement
Abstract A general discussion of the measurement of software systems is followed by a description of a hardware and software scheme for measuring user programs in a time-shared environment. The TX-2 computer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory was used for the implementation of such a system and the characteristics of this implementation are reported. A scenario showing the system in use is presented. Finally, it is shown how other time-sharing systems may provide similar measuring facilities.
Description Affiliation: MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA (Nemeth, Alan G.; Dovner, Paul D.)
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 14
Issue Number 10
Page Count 6
Starting Page 661
Ending Page 666


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Source: ACM Digital Library