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7610173 Technique for resolving “no-trouble-found” (NTF) events in electronic systems  
A system that diagnoses a failure in a computer system is described. During operation, the system tests the computer system using a sequence of tests, where a given test includes a given load...
7610113 Operational control system and a system providing for remote monitoring of a manufacturing device  
A system and method for providing operational control and/or remote monitoring of a manufacturing device as in a foam dispenser device such as a foam-in-bag dispensing device. In architecture, the...
7603257 Automated benchmarking of software performance  
Methods for automated benchmarking of views of one or more windows of an application. The methods analyzes content of a window to benchmark views in the window automatically once a target...
7596430 Selection of processor cores for optimal thermal performance  
A computer implemented method, data processing system, computer usable code, and apparatus are provided for optimizing the thermal performance of a computer system. A set of processor cores...
7596484 Network node emulator and method of node emulation  
A method and apparatus is provided for network node emulation, including a node emulator, comprising a node interface, a memory, and a CPU. A method of generating an emulated network node includes...
7593833 System and method for determining performance of network lines  
A method for determining performance of data communication lines in a DSL network is provided. The method includes determining a performance metric for at least one line from a first set of data...
7577550 System and method for detecting performance anomalies in a computing system  
A method comprises receiving, by learning logic, historical metrics of a computing system being monitored. The learning logic determines, from the received historical metrics, forms of...
7577632 Updating estimated process runtime  
Systems and methods for updating estimated process runtimes are provided. Initially, an estimated runtime for a process, the estimated runtime being based on a default value or at least one...
7577542 Method and apparatus for dynamically adjusting the resolution of telemetry signals  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that dynamically adjusts data resolution during proactive-fault-monitoring in a computer system. During operation, the system temporarily...
7577548 Integrated framework for diagnosis and prognosis of components  
Described is a system for diagnosis and prognosis of a component. The system is configured to receive a signal from a component. The signal is representative of a current health observation of the...
7574325 Methods to monitor system sensor and actuator health and performance  
A method for assessing health and performance of a system. In one example, the system comprises subsystems (preferably physically coupled subsystems), at least some of which are characterizable by...
7571076 Performance monitor device, data collecting method and program for the same  
A performance monitor device includes an input unit to input both of address information and event occurrence information, an address mask unit to determine an address area to which each piece of...
7571069 Data assurance workflow derivation and execution  
A method for providing data assurance includes receiving selected input data to perform data assurance thereon, and receiving selected parameters for the data assurance. Data assurance modules are...
7567886 Method to validate system configuration in a data storage and retrieval system  
A data storage and retrieval system is disclosed which includes encoded information regarding known valid system configurations, nominal performance specifications for various I/O devices, and...
7565272 System and methods for integrating authoring with complexity analysis for computing system operation procedures  
Techniques are disclosed for integrating complexity analysis with procedure authoring (design and/or documentation). By way of example, a technique for authoring a procedure associated with a...
7558211 Methods for optimizing and evaluating network access techniques  
Methods of evaluating access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from alternate access connections and for improving access to VPNs from alternate access connections such as ISPs. The methods...
7546222 System for performance and scalability analysis and methods thereof  
A system adapted for analyzing performance and scalability of at least one computer system is disclosed. The system include a monitoring module configured for capturing at least one metric of an...
7546221 Creating and using applicable information technology service maps  
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for creating and using applicable information technology maps. Defined rules that indicate how information...
7539608 Techniques for determining effects on system performance of a memory management parameter  
Techniques for determining effects, on a system, of values for a parameter that is used to manage memory for the system include generating data that indicates a workload and an actual performance...
7533003 Weighted event counting system and method for processor performance measurements  
A weighted event counting system and method for processor performance measurements provides low latency and low error performance measurement capability. A weighted performance counter accumulates...
7529645 Multifaceted system capabilities analysis  
Methods and systems for obtaining the performance characteristics of a computing product are described. Obtaining a computing product's attributes, capabilities, and features includes assessing the...
7526685 Application manager for monitoring and recovery of software based application processes  
A constant monitoring and recovery system that enables the measurement of task usage/metrics and performance of software-based business applications. These metrics can then be evaluated by logic,...
7526410 Remote computer graphics performance testing  
The present disclosure relates to conducting testing on a remote client computer by a server computer. The remote client computer is connected to the server computer through a network which allows...
7519527 Method for a database workload simulator  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code to execute a set of instructions a selected number of times to simulate user loads for a selected number of users. A...
7519511 Method for measuring quantity of usage of CPU  
The present invention relates to a method for measuring a quantity of usage of a CPU, in particular to a method for measuring a quantity of usage of a CPU which is capable of getting a credible...
7519510 Derivative performance counter mechanism  
A circuit and method for using hardware to calculate a first derivative of the number of performance events that occur in a microprocessor during a predetermined period of time. This first...
7519961 Method and apparatus for averaging out variations in run-to-run path data of a computer program  
A method and apparatus for averaging out variations from run to run of a computer program are provided. With the apparatus and method, call trees are generated for two or more executions of a build...
7516048 Externalized metric calculation engine  
Calculating, detecting, observing, and validating operating characteristics, conditions, and metrics, especially quality of service metrics, of a system. The quality of service metrics are reported...
7516042 Load test load modeling based on rates of user operations  
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for performing load tests based upon user pace. A load test application is provided. Load test settings are received from a user that includes a...
7516049 Wireless performance analysis system  
Wireless adapters are installed on one or more general purpose computing devices and are connected via a wireless network in an enterprise environment. The adapters are densely deployed at known...
7512522 Methods and apparatus for assessing health of memory utilization of a program  
Techniques for assessing the utilization efficiency of a portion of memory are provided. One or more images of a portion of memory are obtained. The one or more memory elements found within each...
7512519 Run-time characterization of on-demand analytical model accuracy  
A method of determining accuracy of predicted system behavior can include creating a plurality of noise adjusted analytical models, wherein each noise adjusted analytical model is associated with a...
7505872 Methods and apparatus for impact analysis and problem determination  
A technique for determining an impact of a condition (e.g., service outage) of at least one subject component in a computing environment comprises the following steps/operations. First, one or more...
7502971 Determining a recurrent problem of a computer resource using signatures  
A computer system includes a signature creation engine operable to determine signatures representing states of a computer resource from metrics for the computer resource. The computer system also...
7496476 Method and system for analyzing performance of an information processing system  
A method for analyzing performance of an information processing system having information processing apparatuses providing services to each other. Communication packets sent or received between the...
7493224 Event tracing with time stamp compression and history buffer based compression  
An improved method, apparatus, and computer instructions for generating trace data. In response to detecting a trace event, a determination is made as to whether identifiers for the trace event...
7493234 Monitoring and reporting normalized device system performance  
Methods are provided to monitor and report performance data of a device such as a data storage drive. A plurality of quantitative values are obtained from feedback and measurement mechanisms in a...
7487058 Generating synthetic workloads to measure power utilization in a computer system  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates a synthetic workload to test power utilization in a computer system. During operation, the system monitors power utilization...
7487229 Methods and apparatus to synchronize local times at nodes in a computer network  
Methods and apparatus to synchronize local times at nodes in a computer network are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises determining a sequence of time sample pairs, wherein each...
7483817 Test method, test program, and test device of data processing system  
A connection characteristics determination unit determines whether connection mechanisms provided in a data processing system have differences in connection characteristics in terms of hardware...
7483815 Predictive monitoring method and system  
A method for monitoring a data processing system is proposed. The method involves the measuring of state parameters of the system. Indicators of the performance of the system are then inferred from...
7484130 Configuring an application monitor utilizing discovered structural information for an application under test  
A method, system and apparatus for configuring an application monitor utilizing discovered structural information for an application under test. A system for configuring an application monitor can...
7478015 System for measuring the effect of an ADSL splitter  
Problems arise when using an Integrated Service Digital Network infrastructure for providing Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line technology. These problems do not always occur but depend on the...
7474991 Method and apparatus for analyzing idle states in a data processing system  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code to collect information for a system or processor having a transition between an idle state and a non-idle state. Idle...
7472039 Program, apparatus, and method for analyzing processing activities of computer system  
The system provides a technique for detecting changes in behavior of a computer system. An address data storing unit obtains an address being accessed by a CPU at prescribed sampling intervals,...
7472182 Data collection policy for storage devices  
Collecting data for a storage area network includes providing a plurality of agents that collect data from objects of the storage area network, providing a plurality of data collection policies,...
7467068 Method and apparatus for detecting dependability vulnerabilities  
The present invention is a method and an apparatus for detecting dependability vulnerabilities in production IT environments. In one embodiment, a method for detecting a dependability vulnerability...
7467067 Self-learning integrity management system and related methods  
An integrity management system predicts abnormalities in complex systems before they occur based upon the prior history of abnormalities within the complex system. A topology of the nodes of a...
7464123 Benchmark testing  
A method of benchmark testing, using test data, a component of a first computer system, using an additional computer system to restore said data.
7457969 Computer system monitoring  
A computer monitoring system includes a sensor, a non-volatile storage and a controller. The sensor measures a parameter of a computer, and the non-volatile storage holds a threshold representing a...