VERSION 4.2.0 ANNOUNCEMENT

This release, version 4.2.0 of ICPU is a major enhancements release which improves significantly the usability and functionality of the product supplying new ways to improve the efficiency of the application programs.

It includes the following enhancements:

1.    CICS service requests and TCB switching statistics.

ICPU reports actual CICS service requests statistics including CICS commands that ran on the QR TCB. 

2.    Source level support for IBM PD TOOLS, including the Debug Tool and ENDEVOR output.

 


ICPU will identifiy the programs  that are the best candidates for threadsafe conversion opportunities. As more and more programs become threadsafe enabled, work is being offloaded from the QR to an Open TCB resulting in reduced contention for the QR TCB and increasing throughput as more work will be done in parallel.

ICPU is the only sampling product that identifies in real time the program and the executed code sequence that is causing CPU spikes resulting in erratic response times.

ICPU is the only sampling product that can run for an unlimited time on your production systems without any impact, presenting CPU savings opportunities even for well-performing applications.

ICPU is the only sampling product that integrates itself easily with the application life-cycle and can be used by every CICS professional.  ICPU can be used freely by programmers during development time to assure well-tuned programs, and ICPU can be used in production to discover application performance problems as they occur. 

The earlier performance problems are discovered, the less it costs to fix them. A system with well-tuned applications is more stable, causes fewer service interruptions and prolongs the lifetime of your site's hardware.
 
ICPU version 4.2.0 is fully compatible with all the previous versions and any inspections taken with previous versions will be displayed and printed without any problems.

 


VERSION 4.1.0 ANNOUNCEMENT


Inspect-CPU Systems, Inc. is proud to announce ICPU release 4.1.0. This new release is yet another step in our ongoing commitment to customer success and our continuing effort to provide an even better solution to application performance problems in CICS.

The highlights of this new release are support for the 4GL
Natural
language and the Dynamic Source Listing Load facility.

ICPU identifies the Natural library, the Natural program and the Natural statement and reports the CPU usage by Natural programs
and statements.

This new release also includes a Customization and Password protection facility and support for the new CICS release, CICSTS 5.3.

ICPU version 4.1.0 is compatible with all the previous versions and any inspections taken with previous versions will be displayed
and printed as before.

VERSION 3.5.3 ANNOUNCEMENT

Inspect-CPU Systems, Inc. is proud to announce ICPU release 3.5.3. This new release is yet another step in our ongoing commitment to customer success and our continuing effort to provide an even better solution to application performance problems in CICS.

ICPU release 3.5.3 includes many functional and usability improvements and keeps all the functionality of the previous versions. This release is fully compatible with any previous version, which enables you to observe the results of any previously recorded inspections.

This new release includes many internal enhancements and modifications that improve the performance and the functionality of ICPU, including the following new features:
 

  1. Support for IBM ENTERPRISE COBOL for z/OS 5.1 - Including Source Listing support of this new COBOL version.
  2. PDSE support - Including CSECT identification of program objects.


VERSION 3.5.2 Announcement


Inspect-CPU Systems, Inc. is proud to announce ICPU release 3.5.2. This new release includes many internal enhancements and modifications that improve the performance and the functionality of ICPU, including the following new features:
 

  1. Future start up - This new feature can be used to schedule a future inspection.
  2. Inspection Repetition - This new feature can be used to repeat an inspction automatically after 24 hours.
  3. Application start up - Any application program, including a PLTPI program, can start inspection(s) at any time.
  4. Run Time - The specified sampling run time was extended from 16 hours to 99 hours. 
  5. Support for CICSTS 5.2.


 

VERSION 3.5.1 ANNOUNCEMENT

Inspect-CPU Systems, Inc. is proud to announce ICPU release 3.5.1. This new release is yet another step in our ongoing commitment to customer success and our continuing effort to provide an even better solution to application performance problems in CICS.

This new release extends the diversified functionality of ICPU with the following new features:

  1. Support for CICSTS 5.1 with its use of above-the-bar control  blocks.
  2. Inspections List – this new feature offers a comprehensive view of ICPU sampling results. It provides a list of inspections, each one showing the highest CPU consumer program and the corresponding program slice. With a quick glance you can easily compare inspections and find out how the change you made to the application programs affected their CPU usage.
    You can browse backwards and forwards through the list and perform any desired operation on any inspection in the list.
  3. Exception Notification Service – This new feature is used to notify about a CPU exception the moment it occurs so you can take a corrective action immediately. The default program is supplied in both source and load module formats and writes a message to the CICS log. You can customize this feature and modify the supplied default program to perform any desired user logic, to send, for example, an email to any desired recipient(s). 

 

 

 
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