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A Study of High-Resolution Timing

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1 Author(s)
D. B. Wortman ; Department of Computer Science and the Computer Systems Research Group, University of Toronto

This correspondence describes an experimental comparison of timing information provided by a large multiprogramming operating system (OS/360 MVT) with timing information derived directly from a high-resolution hardware clock. The hardware clock was found to be a superior source of timing information.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-2 ,  Issue: 2 )