The impact of distributions and disciplines on multiple processor systems
Simple queueing models are used to study the performance tradeoffs of multiple processor systems. Issues considered include the impact of CPU service disciplines and distributions, level of multiprogramming, multitasking, and job priorities.
© 1979 ACM. Received June 1976; revised September 1977. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant GJ-35109. Part of this work was done at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the authors are grateful to Donald Tang, Donald Frazer, and Hisashi Kobayashi for help and encouragement. The authors also wish to thank James Browne for his help.