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Author Lucas, Henry
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1971
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Three major purposes for evaluating the hardware and softwareperformance of computer systems--selection evaluation, performanceprojection, and performance monitoring--are described. Eighttechniques that have been used or suggested for evaluatingperformance are discussed. Each of these techniques is rated on itssuitability for the three purposes of evaluation. Recommendationsare made on the most appropriate technique for each evaluationpurpose. These suggestions include the development of acomprehensive set of synthetic programs on an industry-wide basisfor selection evaluation purposes. Simulation is recommended as themost suitable technique for performance projection. Finally, anumber of hardware and software monitors are available forperformance monitoring.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1971-09-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 3
Page Count 13
Starting Page 79
Ending Page 91


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Source: ACM Digital Library