SIMSCRIPT Solutions


SIMSCRIPT II.5: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE and NETWORK ANALYSIS


Computer System Sizing Model

Bull HN Information Systems; Billerica, MA

The System Sizing Model (SSM) is a capacity-planning tool used by over 30 worldwide marketing specialists for sizing DPS6000 hardware to customer workloads. A menu sub-system allows the specialists to quickly change workload and machine configurations to answer the all-important "what if?" questions concerning future growth at customer sites.

Alternatives Considered: GPSS, homegrown simulation

Benefits of SIMSCRIPT II.5: Ease of use, virtual memory (ability to run very large models), robustness of statistics gathering, ability to build high level models quickly.

Customer Quote: "This model has been one of the key factors in introducing our company to the benefits of modeling for problem resolution and prevention."