Accession Number:

ADA339658

Title:

Impact of Bisection Bandwidth Constraints on Software Development Costs

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 96-Apr 97

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the costs of developing software as a function of bisection bandwidth constraints of hardware configurations. System development experts were surveyed to obtain data to help quantify effects of developing software in bandwidth limited applications. A discussion of software cost estimating models is given and a case is made for including bisection bandwidth in using these models. The advantages of free space optical interconnects are enumerated. The report concludes that availability of high bandwidth interconnects, especially in intensive military real time signal processing applications, could lead to substantial savings in system development and maintenance costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE