Patent Number: 8,793,482

Title: Automatic configuration sampling for managing configuration parameters of a computer system

Abstract: A computer configuration utility automatically alters system configuration parameters to sample multiple different configurations. At least one workrate metric is measured at each sampled configuration. The workrate measurements for the multiple different configurations are compared to determine the effect of different configurations with respect to at least one optimization criterion. System configuration is automatically adjusted to the optimum configuration. Preferably, the workrate metric is (non-idle) instructions executed per unit of time.

Inventors: Francois; Christopher (Shakopee, MN), Funk; Mark R. (Mantorville, MN), Johnson; Allan E. (Mantorville, MN), Rosedahl; Todd J. (Zumbrota, MN), Vitale; Philip L. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018