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System Exercise and Monitor Test Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041950D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beneski, RT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This exercise and monitor test tool is useful during system development and field debugging to enable user-created scenarios representing actual system tasks to be entered as though keyed by operators from multiple terminals, which provides realistic testing of a shared logic system. The tool provides for measurement of system response times and storage of the task scenarios for repeated use and modification. The interface of this test system to the hardware of the shared logic system is at the keyboard connection. User-created scenarios, representing actual productive work, are entered into the display stations as if keyed by a system operator. Entry is on an individual keystroke basis, at user selected keying rates.

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System Exercise and Monitor Test Tool

This exercise and monitor test tool is useful during system development and field debugging to enable user-created scenarios representing actual system tasks to be entered as though keyed by operators from multiple terminals, which provides realistic testing of a shared logic system. The tool provides for measurement of system response times and storage of the task scenarios for repeated use and modification. The interface of this test system to the hardware of the shared logic system is at the keyboard connection. User-created scenarios, representing actual productive work, are entered into the display stations as if keyed by a system operator. Entry is on an individual keystroke basis, at user selected keying rates. A plurality of terminals can be exercised by one test tool simultaneously with varying, specified keying rates and with different task scenarios being input at different display stations. Additionally, keying rates may be varied within each scenario to simulate the varying keying rates used for different complexities of work. With this system an operator can manually key problem scenarios reported from the field and replay these keystrokes back to the shared logic system on command. The scenario is saved on diskette and can be used to recreate the problem as often as necessary for its solution. The keying rates can be controlled either to slow the process to allow manual observation of the problem, or to speed t...