The Top 5 Consolidation and Translation Jobs by Duration table contains information available in consolidation performance diagnostics logs to help troubleshoot consolidation issues. Specifically, it reports on a maximum of five jobs that take the most processing time. For each of these jobs, this table identifies the rule template that takes up most processing time and the number of entities being processes by each rule.
The Duration column indicates how long a calculation takes. However, because of multiple cores and parallelism, duration may not indicate the actual processing cost (in time taken). For example, if the processing time is 10 minutes, the duration is only one minute if you use 10 cores.
Always start by looking at the Duration column because that is what matches with the visual data in logs and tables. However, to identify processing bottlenecks, check the CPU time column, which is a better indicator of a slow operation. Any row in this table with a high CPU time value indicates a candidate for optimization.