Ramin Zamih and Raj Jain, "Performance Comparison of the Window Systems of Two LISP Machines," Proceedings of the 1986 ACM fourteenth annual conference on Computer science, February 1986.

We have constructed a workload for comparing window system performance of different computers. It consists of key operations that window systems should universally provide. We have used this workload to measure the performance of a the Symbolics ZetaLisp window system on two Lisp Machines, the 3600 [3,4] and the CADR [ 1 ].

The workload consists of repeating a sequence of operations (which we call a run) many times. Each run starts by creating a test window, and proceeds to perform various operations on the window in the order below. Finally, the test window is deleted.

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