time resolution in Neal nelson benchmark
jcm at mtunb.ATT.COM
Mon Sep 18 23:52:07 AEST 1989
I concur with everything Peter Brouwer stated.
At the time I examined Neal Nelson data, over a year ago, another
feature stood out: there were no "knees" to the throughput curves.
There was no point at which total throughput began to noticably
decrease because of inter-process competition -- throughput was
quite linear to the extremes of the load tests. AT&T throughput
tests -- using common command sets, randomized within different
task threads -- had no problems identifying levels at which
total throughput began degrading.
I hope that the rising breadth of UNIX usage will result in a
considerable improvement in the quality of metrics being
taken/published. I'm not holding my breath, however.
john mcmillan -- att!mtunb!jcm -- speaking for himself, only
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