Techniques and a Framework for Characterizing Computer Systems' Workloads

@article{Elnaffar2006TechniquesAA,
  title={Techniques and a Framework for Characterizing Computer Systems' Workloads},
  author={Said Elnaffar and Pat Martin},
  journal={2006 Innovations in Information Technology},
  year={2006},
  pages={1-5}
}
The performance of any system cannot be determined without knowing the workload, that is, the set of requests presented to the system. Workload characterization is the process by which we produce models that are capable of describing and reproducing the behavior of a workload. Such models are imperative to any performance related studies such as capacity planning, workload balancing, performance prediction and system tuning. In this paper, we provide a summary and classification of the most… CONTINUE READING