A Synthetic Measure of Response Time (1978)
Measurement of computer systems performance has existed since the earliest days of computing, but the introduction of multiprogramming created the need for more comprehensive measurement of overall performance. The physical speeds of individual components are no longer sufficient to describe the speed of an entire system, since the overlapping of system resources is such a major factor. This report considers the performance of interactive computer systems, where many users can be simultaneously working at terminals.
ANZSRC Fields of Research08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0805 - Distributed Computing::080599 - Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified
08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0802 - Computation Theory and Mathematics::080299 - Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified
08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0806 - Information Systems::080602 - Computer-Human Interaction