Issue No. 04 - April (1980 vol. 13)
A.O. Allen , IBM Systems Science Institute
Benchmarking is older. Simulation is more popular. But analytical queueing models may offer the most cost-effective technique for computer system performance modeling.
A.O. Allen, "Queueing Models of Computer Systems", Computer, vol. 13, no. , pp. 13-24, April 1980, doi:10.1109/MC.1980.1653572