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This paper deals with the challenging problem of performance analysis for Java programs. We describe procedures and requirements for instrumenting, monitoring, and analyzing distributed Java codes, and introduces Aksum, a highly customizable and flexible system for performance analysis that helps programmers to semi-automatically locate and understand performance problems in parallel and distributed Java programs. We also describe a sophisticated agent architecture as part of Aksum for static and dynamic instrumentation of Java programs. Experiments are presented for a widely distributed application running on a heterogeneous set of machines with different operating systems to illustrate the usefulness of our approach.