Accession Number:

AD0763117

Title:

Techniques for Designing Balanced, Extensible Computer Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

232.0

Abstract:

The study is concerned with a hierarchy of techniques for analyzing and determining minimum cost balanced, extensible time-shared multi-processor computer systems. A balanced system is defined as a system whose performance is insensitive to the variations in parameters specifying the users and the programs behavior. An extensible system is defined as a system, whose capabilities are increased by the addition of components only such that the new system is a minimum cost, balanced, system. The hierarchy includes PMS configuration, a multi-program model of a time-sharing computer system with paging or swapping strategies, the cache parameters and the actual cache structure at the gate level. A steady state model of a paging, time-shared, multi-processor c computer system is developed. Queuing theory is used to obtain the response time for user interaction, and given parameter attributes. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE