Accession Number:

AD0691366

Title:

TWO APPROACHES FOR MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF TIME-SHARING SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

There are two significantly different approaches that can be used for measuring the performance of time-sharing systems. The stimulus approach which conceptualizes the system as a black box containing a limited number of known functions, involves applying a controlled set of stimuli to the black box in order to activate its functions, and then observing the results. In the analytic approach, probes are inserted into the system to allow the recording of any level of the systems behavior. Both approaches are being developed for, and have been used to measure, System Development Corporations ADEPT time-sharing system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE