Method and System for Correlation and Analysis of Performance and Sensor Data in Computer Systems

This invention will impact the efficiency and reliability of computing systems. Our method and system analyzes sensor data (e.g. - thermals, power, humidity) and correlates the resulting data to processes and functions in the applications running on the system. In this way, users can identify the portions of applications (or processes or virtual machines or any running software) that affect the sensors in ways of interest to the user. For instance, a user may want to identify software hotspots in a single application by correlating source code functions to high temperatures in thermal sensor data. Or perhaps a system administrator would like to identify system processes (and their users) that are consuming a large portion of the annual power budget. Our software enables assignment of sensor data to individual processes and functions.

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