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Whenever a resource allocation fails although enough free capacity being available, fragmentation is easily spotted as cause. But how the fragmentation in a system requiring continuous allocations like time schedules or memory can be quantified is hardly analyzed. A Grid environment using advance reservation even combines two-dimensions: time and resource dimension. In this paper a new way to measure the fragmentation of a system in one dimension is proposed. This measure is then extended to incorporate also the second dimension. Extensive simulations showed that the proposed fragmentation measure is a good indicator of the state of the system.