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LISA 2001 Abstract

Simulation of User-Driven Computer Behavior

Hoarek Haugerud and Sigmund Straumsnes, Oslo University College


We simulate a computer system by modeling its users as individuals who have separate needs for resources like processes and login time. During the simulations the users make decisions with probabilities which depends on the time of day and on the character of the user. This makes us able to reproduce the large scale behavior measured at real computer systems as well as predicting the behavior of systems when varying the number and characters of the users.


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