Patent Number: 7,089,558

Title: Inter-partition message passing method, system and program product for throughput measurement in a partitioned processing environment

Abstract: A partitioned processing system is disclosed wherein a workload calculation is implemented for at least one partition. CPU utilization and I/O throughput information is used in calculating resource control parameters which is indicative of resource usage for the partition. The system collects and analyzes the computer system capacity data in a partition which determines a sizing metric. The system includes a manager in the computer system which issues a command to obtain throughput information of a computer system first partition, and issues a command to obtain resource utilization information of the computer system first partition. The manager then calculates a resource control parameter using the information obtained. The system includes a monitor which indicates resource allocation responsive to the resource control.

Inventors: Baskey; Michael E. (Wappingers Falls, NY), DeGilio; Frank J. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Merenda; Ann C. (Pleasant Valley, NY), Morrison; Timothy I. (Tillson, NY), Rohrbach; Christian F. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Temple, III; Joseph L. (Hurley, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/50 (20060101); G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 9/00 (20060101); G06F 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018