Issue No. 01 - January (1983 vol. 32)
PERFORMANCE evaluation means to study, to analyze, and to optimize the flow of data and control information in computer systems. In doing so, the main objectives are to formally describe the real behavior of computers, to define and determine characteristic performance measures, and to develop tools for the design of optimal hardware structures and system software.
"Guest Editors' Introduction Performance Evaluation of Multiple Processor Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 32, no. , pp. 2-3, 1983.