The Patent Summary

This patent protects the Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying currently dominant events in a computer system. Events in the computer system are monitored. A subset of the monitored events is selected. Priorities are assigned to the events in the subset of monitored events. The priorities are generated through applying a mathematical formula to each event in the subset of events, which mathematical formula discounts old events relative to recent events. A first set of priorities is stored in a first priority queue. The first set of priorities identifies the currently dominant events in the subset of monitored events. It was awarded to Google Inc. in 2011.


Google Inc.

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Computers & Software

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