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Prognosis Dynamic Load Balancing

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Get the lowdown on system performance

How many of your staff can balance workloads between CPUs and disks to ensure your hardware resources are running at optimum levels? And even if they can, how long do you think it takes them to do this?

An inefficient system equates to higher operational costs. By automatically allocating new processes to CPUs and disks with the lightest workload, and removing inefficiencies in processes and swap volumes, your hardware is put to more effective use.

Real insights in real-time

By automatically balancing the workload between CPUs and disks Prognosis Dynamic Load Balancing dramatically improves the response times of your critical NonStop applications and ensures that your hardware resources are running at optimum efficiency. You're able to specify which batch processes, TACLs, transient processes, and Pathway servers are tuned, giving you full control over the distribution of workload across your network.

Find, fix and automate

Prognosis delivers considerable improvements in system performance with a wide range of configuration options for tailoring to meet your specific requirements. For example, you can exclude specific jobs or users from particular CPUs or enforce user priorities so that critical applications are not impacted. Most importantly, these changes can be implemented while the system is running. Prognosis also delivers potential hardware savings. It helps you defer or eliminate costly hardware purchases by increasing the performance of your existing resources, through effective workload distribution.

Effective CPU management

New processes are started on the CPU with the lightest workload. The most appropriate CPU is determined using attributes such as queue length togauge CPU workload, free pages as an indication of memory usage and availability, and PCBs or TLEs to indicate system resource utilization. By automatically assigning new processes and swap volumes to resources with the lightest workload Prognosis ensures your CPUs and disks are running at optimum efficiency. It provides markedly improved CPU performance by balancing the workload. Users, groups or objects can be prevented from impacting production applications on the system by constraining them to maximum priorities and specific CPUs. It can partition CPU usage by user or application, and it can direct CPU-intensive operations, such as compiles, to faster CPUs.
By providing consistent priority assignment Prognosis prevents low priority jobs from impacting critical applications.

Dynamic swap file assignment

Prognosis selects optimum swap volumes for new processes. This results in balanced swap files, faster process creation and enhanced disk utilization.

Sophisticated configuration options

You have complete control over the resources that Prognosis tunes. It can be configured to exclude particular objects and processes, enforce maximum priorities for users and restrict them to specific CPUs, or specify parameters for the selection of CPUs in allocating new processes.


Effectively manage CPU and disk workloads Improves response times of your critical NonStop applications Eliminate costly hardware purchases Gain in-depth and on time insight to your processes Increase the performance of your existing resources


Topics: HPE Nonstop Alert automation Operational costs

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