Hardware configuration selection through discretizing a continuous variable solution

TitleHardware configuration selection through discretizing a continuous variable solution
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsRA Wagner, and KS Trivedi
Conference NameProceedings of the 1980 International Symposium on Computer Performance Modelling, Measurement and Evaluation, Performance 1980
Date Published05/1980
Abstract

This paper extends a previous model for computer system configuration planning developed by the authors. The problem is to optimally select the CPU speed, the device capacities, and file assignments so as to maximize throughput subject to a fixed cost constraint. We advocate solving this essentially discrete problem in continuous variables followed by an appropriate discretization. The discretization error thus committed is analyzed in detail.

DOI10.1145/800199.806156