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Facility for Automated Application Benchmark Measurement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113104D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheung, ST: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an automated test system architecture in which the intelligence and decision making facilities are focused in remote workstations, instead of in a server. System operations are customized and tailored to meet user requirements at each workstation without corrupting or otherwise affecting the master evaluation environment of the server.

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Facility for Automated Application Benchmark Measurement

      Disclosed is an automated test system architecture in which the
intelligence and decision making facilities are focused in remote
workstations, instead of in a server.  System operations are
customized and tailored to meet user requirements at each workstation
without corrupting or otherwise affecting the master evaluation
environment of the server.

      An automated application benchmark measurement test system is
configured in accordance with a modular design providing maximum
flexibility for users and administrators to tailor the testing
process to meet their own requirements without sacrificing
performance capabilities or the accuracy of results.  Detailed
implementation of the process is transparent to the users.

      Server intelligence is migrated to remote workstations.  For
example, a token ring network may be built with an active server and
a number of passive workstations.  In this network, users can save a
previously-installed operating system while using a new operating
system, and can execute benchmark programs on either operating
system.  Furthermore, the user can modify an operating system, for
example, by installing device drivers, and modification to the
application benchmark configuration which can be easily performed
without affecting the master application benchmark programs on the
server.

      Data management facilities are also provided.  At startup, the
user is...