Workstation Performance as a Function of Local Memory in Distributed Environments


A case study effort to model distributed computer-aided engineering environments is presented. Typical environments will be hosted on graphics workstations communicating over a local-area-network and supported by one or more file-servers. The paper describes our initial attempts at quantifying performance of alternate architectures being proposed for these engineering environments. Specifically, we focus on predicting workstation performance as a function of local memory. The modeling approach includes Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (GSPN), Multiclass (BCMP) Queueing Networks, and an experimental method of measuring program characteristics for input parameter estimation.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01158786

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@article{Barack1990WorkstationPA, title={Workstation Performance as a Function of Local Memory in Distributed Environments}, author={R. A. Barack and M. K. V. Gerolimatos and Austin J. Lemoine and Michael L. Wenocur and R. L. Wilson}, journal={Queueing Syst.}, year={1990}, volume={7}, pages={63-99} }