Reevaluating “Evaluating Scalability Parameters: A Fitting End”

The article, “Evaluating Scalability Parameters: A Fitting End” by Dr. Neil J. Gunther, contains a step by step method to estimate the parameters, σ and λ, of the Super-serial Scalability Law (SSL) using Microsoft Excel. Further investigation of the scheme shows some deviations from expected behavior. In this white paper, the root cause of the deviations from the expected results are explained and an improved scheme is proposed for getting more accurate estimates.

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