Browse Prior Art Database

A Visual Design for a Multiple Range Chart in this cases a Trialogue

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202303D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

A visual technique is presented to graph CPU, Memory and Disk for a machine utilization cluster bar chart that can show high and low range areas.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 01 of 2

A Visual Design for a Multiple Range Chart in this cases a Trialogue

Disclosed is a cluster bar chart with a new visual technique to show range values. The cluster bar chart example is presenting utilization
metrics of CPU,MEM and DISK for two machines. For this graph the assumed good performance ranges are

CPU range is 90% to 30%

Disk range 80% to 10%
Mem range 8% to 68%

If a machine should exceed or not meet these optimal operating environment ranges the bars will be red otherwise they will be green. To show the ranges for the operating environment horizontal overlay bars are employed.

The overlay bars are in a staircase presentation to each other so as to provide a means to avoid overlap of the
labeling of the ranges. The stair case technique allows for the disk and mem range labels not to be on top of each other.

(This page contains 00 pictures or other non-text object)

Additionally a range fill can be employed when hovering over the range label.

1


Page 02 of 2

(This page contains 00 pictures or other non-text object)

2