Accession Number:

ADA063821

Title:

Forecasting Processing Requirements of Standard USAF Base Level Computer Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

This system, develops a methodology for forecasting computer requirements to support functional systems that are operational at the time of forecasting. The approach is to develop regression models that can relate past base characteristics to past computer requirements, so that one can then employ estimates of future base characteristics, as obtained from planning documents, to predict future workload. Although originally developed within the context of the Burroughs 3500, the methodology should be useful for estimating, for any computer system, the effects on the processing requirements of activity changes within the Air Force and of organizational and basing options that the Air Force may consider. It can also be used for predicting the processing requirements of such alternatives as a regional or central system, which, the report finds, may well yield large benefits.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE