Press Release

03/29/2011

Phoenix Software International Releases zHISR, a New Product for Analyzing Software Resource Consumption

Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 2911—Today Phoenix Software International announced the release of 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. These reports can be used to help tune applications by locating the specific sections of code that are the biggest CPU consumers. Phoenix plans to market the new product to software developers, performance analysts, and system programmers.

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. If zIIP specialty engines are available, nearly all of the CPU processing used by zHISR is redirected to a zIIP.

"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," said Fred Hoschett, President of Phoenix Software International.

Phoenix Software International, Inc. (www.phoenixsoftware.com) is a major systems software development company providing software solutions to enterprises around the world. Phoenix offers a wide range of products for IBM and compatible mainframes as well as Windows- and Web-based workstation platforms.