Issue No.05 - September/October (1972 vol.5)
The high cost of modern remote communications systems dictates optimum utilization of such facilities. Design and performance evaluation of these systems must not be left to intuitive or heuristic reasoning; instead, formal procedures, both analytic and empirical, must be developed to provide well-utilized, high-performance systems. To this end a large number of techniques1,2 have been developed and emplopyed in the recent past. Among these are hardware and software monitoring, simulation, analytical modeling, and decision-theoretic approaches.
L. Amiot, R.A. Aschenbrenner, "Evaluating a Remote Batch Processing System", Computer, vol.5, no. 5, pp. 24-29, September/October 1972, doi:10.1109/C-M.1972.216963