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Considerations on the insularity of performance evaluation
June 1986 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 678-683
Domenico Ferrari, Computer Science Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
The author argues that systems performance evaluation, in the first 20 years of its existence, has developed in substantial isolation with respect to such disciplines as computer architecture, system organization, operating systems, and software engineering. The possible causes for this phenomenon, which seems to be unique in the history of engineering, are explored. Its positive and negative effects on computer science and technology, as well as on performance evaluation itself, are discussed. In the author's opinion, the drawbacks of isolated development outweigh its advantages. Thus, the author proposes instructional and research initiatives to foster the rapid integration of the performance evaluation viewpoint into the mainstream of computer science and engineering.
Index Terms:
Computers,Performance evaluation,Computational modeling,Computer science,Communities,System performance,Analytical models,system performance,Computer engineering,computer science,evaluation techniques,measurement of system performance,modeling of system performance,performance evaluation
Citation:
Domenico Ferrari, "Considerations on the insularity of performance evaluation," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 678-683, June 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6312965
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