MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS, AND SIMULATION OF COMPUTER CENTER OPERATIONS.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The relatively new field of computer system measurement is reviewed. Several modern measurement products, both hardware and software oriented, are discussed. The batch processing operation of the W. R. Church Computer Centers IBM 36067 was measured, analyzed, and simulated. A modern software monitor was used to measure computer system performance. User job characteristics were measured using built-in facilities of the computer operating system. Analysis of measurements taken led to experiments which resulted in improved system throughout. A dynamic simulation model of the Centers production service was developed to aid management in studying the effects of changes to the Centers operating policies. The model, although developed for a specific system, OS360 MVT Option, is applicable to modern multiprogramming operating systems in general. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems