Cost/utilization: A measure of system performance

Israel Borovits, Philip Ein-Dor

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A method is presented for evaluating computer system performance in terms of a cost/utilization factor and a measure of imbalance. These coefficients indicate the extent to which the total system cost is effectively utilized. The method includes a technique for the visual representation of system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1977


  • computer system
  • cost/utilization
  • performance evaluation
  • system balance


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