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Author Calingaert, Peter
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The state of the art of system performance evaluation is reviewed and evaluation goals and problems are examined. Throughput, turnaround, and availability are defined as fundamental measures of performance; overhead and CPU speed are placed in perspective. The appropriateness of instruction mixes, kernels, simulators, and other tools is discussed, as well as pitfalls which may be encountered when using them. Analysis, simulation, and synthesis are presented as three levels of approach to evaluation, requiring successively greater amounts of information. The central role of measurement in performance evaluation and in the development of evaluation methods is explored.
Description Affiliation: Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL (Calingaert, Peter)
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 10
Issue Number 1
Page Count 7
Starting Page 12
Ending Page 18

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Source: ACM Digital Library