Software Resource Consumption Analysis Tool Introduced by Phoenix Software

Phoenix Software International has released zHISR, a new product that uses data created by z/OS Hardware Instrumentation Services (HIS) on IBM System z10 or zEnterprise mainframe processors to produce hotspot analysis reports, which can be used to help tune applications by locating the specific sections of code that are the biggest CPU consumers. zHISR helps users pinpoint problem spots and make targeted improvements, Amy Gilbert, marketing manager at Phoenix, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Phoenix plans to market the new product to software developers, performance analysts, and system programmers.

"Our company and products are built on the principle that software should be resource-efficient, making minimal demands on existing hardware resources. It is fitting that we are now helping others write more efficient code with this new entry in the Phoenix Software product line," states Fred Hoschett, president of Phoenix Software International.

zHISR includes a z/OS UNIX file system interface for navigating, browsing and deleting files, including HIS collection files. Programmers can use zHISR to start or stop a HIS data collection event or view the status of a current or prior run. And, according to Phoenix, if zIIP specialty engines are available, nearly all of the CPU processing used by zHISR is redirected to a zIIP.

Phoenix offers a range of products for IBM and compatible mainframes as well as Windows- and web-based workstation platforms. For more information, visit the Phoenix Software website.