Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Tracing Windows95

Min Zhou and Alan Jay Smith

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-99-1037
January 1999

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/CSD-99-1037.pdf

Most published research on system behavior and workload characterization has been based on either Unix systems or large, usually IBM or IBM-compatible, mainframe systems. It is reasonable to believe that user behavior and workloads are different for PC systems. Further, the aspects of system design most needing study have changed from the mainframes dominant in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Unix systems that became so popular in the 1980s to the PCs that seem to be rapidly taking over many or most aspects of computing. Windows95 is currently the most widely used computer operating system, and is very similar to the newly released Windows98. In this paper, we describe our tracer, which runs on Intel Pentium based PCs running the Microsoft Windows95 operating system. Following the discussion of our tracing methodology, Windows95 operating system, and a tracing tool we developed for Windows95, we give some descriptive and statistical results based on the traces collected from 29 PC users.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Zhou:CSD-99-1037,
    Author = {Zhou, Min and Smith, Alan Jay},
    Title = {Tracing Windows95},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1999},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1999/5399.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-99-1037},
    Abstract = {Most published research on system behavior and workload characterization has been based on either Unix systems or large, usually IBM or IBM-compatible, mainframe systems. It is reasonable to believe that user behavior and workloads are different for PC systems. Further, the aspects of system design most needing study have changed from the mainframes dominant in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Unix systems that became so popular in the 1980s to the PCs that seem to be rapidly taking over many or most aspects of computing. Windows95 is currently the most widely used computer operating system, and is very similar to the newly released Windows98. In this paper, we describe our tracer, which runs on Intel Pentium based PCs running the Microsoft Windows95 operating system. Following the discussion of our tracing methodology, Windows95 operating system, and a tracing tool we developed for Windows95, we give some descriptive and statistical results based on the traces collected from 29 PC users.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Tracing Windows95
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1999
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