IBM Systems Journal - 2002 Copyright

IBM Skip to main content
  Home     Products & services     Support & downloads     My account  

  Select a country  
Journals Home  
  Systems Journal  
    Current Issue  
    Recent Issues  
    Papers in Progress  
    Author's Guide  
Journal of Research
and Development
  Contact Us  
  Related links:  
     IBM Research  

IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 12, Number 3, Page 283 (1973)
Nontopical Issue
  Full article: arrowPDF   arrowCopyright info


Centralization or dispersion of computing facilities

by D. N. Streeter
Cost factors involved in computing centers that tend to motivate the centralization as opposed to the decentralization of computing services are evaluated, and a cost-minimization solution is presented. Proposed and evaluated is a strategy for linking large regional service centers that perform standard production services with satellite centers that perform local personalized services. Emphasized are techniques, including user waiting, for evaluating the two characteristic service types.
Related Subjects: Management