SYNTHETICALLY GENERATED PERFORMANCE TEST LOADS FOR OPERATING SYSTEMS.

B. W. Kernighan, P. A. Hamilton

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of and experience with an automated benchmark-generation facility for system testing and performance evaluation. The basic approach involves two components. The first is a simple, high parameterized ″synthetic job″ , that is, a program which uses precisely specified amounts of computing resources, but which does no ″useful″ work. The second component is a generator program, which converts a specification of a job stream into a complete, ready-to-run set of synthetic jobs, which are then used to exercise the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages121-126
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
EventSIGME Symp on Meas and Eval, 1st Annu, Proc - Palo Alto, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 26 1973Feb 28 1973

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OtherSIGME Symp on Meas and Eval, 1st Annu, Proc
CityPalo Alto, CA, USA
Period2/26/732/28/73

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kernighan, B. W., & Hamilton, P. A. (1973). SYNTHETICALLY GENERATED PERFORMANCE TEST LOADS FOR OPERATING SYSTEMS.. 121-126. Paper presented at SIGME Symp on Meas and Eval, 1st Annu, Proc, Palo Alto, CA, USA, . https://doi.org/10.1145/800268.809343