Measuring Processor Utilization in Windows and Windows applications: Part 2

An event-driven approach to measuring processor execution state. The limitations of the legacy approach to measuring CPU busy in Windows and the need for more precise measurements of CPU utilization are recognized in many quarters across the Windows development organization at Microsoft. The legacy sampling approach is doubtless very efficient,… Continue reading

Measuring Processor Utilization in Windows and Windows applications: Part 1

Introduction. This┬áblog entry┬ádiscusses the legacy technique for measuring processor utilization in Windows that is based on sampling and compares and contrasts it to other sampling techniques. It also introduces newer techniques for measuring processor utilization in Windows that are event-driven. The event-driven approaches are distinguished by far greater accuracy. They… Continue reading