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SAS Certification Prep Guide, 4th Edition by SAS Institute

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Assessing Efficiency Needs at Your Site

The first step in making an effective decision about how to optimize your SAS programs is to assess your site's technical environment, your program or programs, and your data.

Assessing Your Technical Environment

To determine which resources are scarce or costly at your site, work with your IT department to analyze the following characteristics of your technical environment:
Category
Characteristics
hardware
  • amount of available memory
  • number of CPUs
  • number and type of peripheral devices
  • communications hardware
  • network bandwidth
  • storage capacity
  • I/O bandwidth
  • capacity to upgrade
operating environment
  • resource allocation
  • scheduling algorithms ...

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