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Local Workstation Response Time Collection Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057242D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

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Ackman, TD Budde, PM Dixon, JW McRoberts, RS Nelson, CB [+details]


This article describes a method to collect actual workstation response times with meaningful descriptive data for each local workstation attached to the IBM System/36. For each local workstation transaction the response time (accurate to within 1/100th of a second), the time the transaction occurred, the associated job name, program name, format name, workstation ID and user ID is collected. In order to measure accurate response times, the collection function must be distributed between the System/36 processors. The figure shows the response time collection flow diagram in terms of the workstation controller, control storage processor, and main storage processor on the System/36. The Workstation controller response time monitor function will detect any Attention Identifiers (AIDs) sent to the host that lock the keyboard.