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Links 1 through 10 of 14 by Ken Robson tagged tuning

This section contains hints for tuning end systems (hosts) for maximum performance.

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ost of my readers will understand that cache is a fast but small type of memory that stores recently accessed memory locations.  This description is reasonably accurate, but the “boring” details of how processor caches work can help a lot when trying to understand program performance.

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SmokePing keeps track of your network latency:
Best of breed latency visualisation.
Interactive graph exlorer.
Wide range of latency measurment plugins.
Master/Slave System for distributed measurement.
Highly configurable alerting system.
Live Latency Charts with the most 'interesting' graphs.
Free and OpenSource Software written in Perl written by Tobi Oetiker, the creator of MRTG and RRDtool

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his IBM Redbook describes what you can do to improve and maximize the performance of your business server applications running on IBM System x hardware and either Windows, Linux or VMware® ESX operating systems. It describes how to improve the performance of the System x hardware and operating system using the available performance monitoring tools.

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Your end users complain that your Web pages load slowly and they don't intend to wait! So you need to dust off your system topology diagram and understand which servers user traffic travels. Then you need to determine if CPUs are busy on these systems, if

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he ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journalled file system that is commonly used by the Linux operating system. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions Features of ext3 File System The ext3 file system is essentially an en

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A couple of Linux-specific additions to the memory-related system call API have recently found their way into the -mm tree. There is a bit of pressure to get them into 2.6.16, though that may be unlikely at this late date. This may be a good time to look

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In this column over the years, I have spent a considerable amount of time talking about contention and locking in the database tier. At the end of the day, the endless conversations about scaling the application tier boil down to less than a bag of beans

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High performance" is what everybody strives for when putting together a new system. Technical folk often spend hours hung up on the raw speed of their code, and a certain machismo can be derived from shaving milliseconds off that pesky transaction that is

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This document describes techniques that can be used to reduce Mozilla's footprint. It provides brief descriptions of a few tools and more elaborate descriptions of how to use them to improve footprint and performance. It does not serve as a definitive ref

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