Accession Number:

AD0689781

Title:

BENCHMARK ANALYSIS OF TIME-SHARING SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The paper discusses the use of benchmarks to measure and understand the behavior of a general purpose time-shared system. This application of benchmarks is unusual in that 1 there is no published literature on the application of benchmarks to time-shared systems and 2 the benchmarks measure system functions rather than job tasks. After discussing the benchmark design concept, the paper describes the benchmark programs that were produced to measure System Development Corporations ADEPT time-sharing system. Three types of calibrations were performed on ADEPT, together with numerous experiments. These are described together with some of the results. The paper concludes with a discussion of the problems and potential uses of the benchmark technique. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE