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Multicomputer performance evaluation tool and its application to the Mayo/IBM image archival system
Author(s): Mark J. Pavicic; Yingjai Ding
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Paper Abstract

A simulator has been developed to evaluate the performance of the Mayo/IBM PACS. The simulation model includes both the hardware and the software of the entire system. Using this model, the simulator is able to accurately predict the performance of alternative network configurations, device characteristics, and usage patterns. The significance of this capability is that performance-related issues can be conveniently explored prior to the design, installation, or modification of the PACS. Information about potential bottlenecks, resource utilization, and expected response times can be obtained while changes are still relatively easy to make. This paper presents the objectives and design of the Mayo/IBM PACS simulator. A simple archive task is used to illustrate the major features of this unique tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1446, Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45293
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Mark J. Pavicic, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Yingjai Ding, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1446:
Medical Imaging V: PACS Design and Evaluation

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