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Patent Title: System and procedure for measuring the performance of applications by means of messages

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6279002
Issue Date: 08-21-2001
Application Number:
File Date:06-25-1998

Abstract: The present invention describes a system and process for measuring the performance of programs by means of messages, in particular with distributed programs. A corresponding area for performance and/or time entries is added to the message which is to be processed. At each processing stage of the message, a performance and/or time marker is deposited in this area. The performance and/or time marker consists essentially of the identifier of the computer, the identifier of the particular processing stage, a description of the particular processing stage, and performance data and/or a value of the computer time. All the performance and time markers are written into a file for later evaluation, so that data is available at the same time. Thanks to the integrated processing of performance data with application data, the performance analysis, e.g. of response times of definable processing procedures, in particular with distributed networks, is considerably simplified.


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