This paper describes the design and application of a special purpose computer system. It was developed as an internal tool by a computer manufacturer, and has been used in solving a variety of measurement problems encountered in computer performance evaluation.
In recent years the use of instruction mixes to define measures of relative computational power has diminished. This paper will describe how a systemic functional mix of much greater power and complexity than the traditional Gibson Mix was derived, then employed effectively in solving problems which arise in central processor definition and design. Some… (More)
(ABSTRACT) Virginia Tech's Faculty Development Institute (FDI) was developed to address issues related to the computer technology revolution; training and education of faculty; faculty professional development; and the university adjusting to change. The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the goals, expectations, and perceived outcomes that… (More)