The University of Arizona

Reproducible Measurement


Metrology is "the science of measurement" (wikipedia article). So ergalic metrology is the science of measuring computational tools. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) defines metrology as "the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology."

This project's goal is to understand how one can get repeatable measurements with little variance of CPU time and I/O, which are surprisingly difficult problems, and then how to measure DBMS activity accurately. It turns out that even simply interactions with a DBMS exhibit wide variance in time.

Industrial Collaborators
Douglas Wood (Woodstrom Associates)
Graduate Students
Young-Kyoon Suh
Previous Graduate Students

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