The field of Performance and Capacity is a cross between Operating Systems and Application analysis and programming on one side, and mathematical statistics on the other. A few years ago Performance and Capacity was mainly a mainframe related job performed by MVS gurus. It entered the UNIX servers world in the 1991 - 1992 time frame, and became very visible with the emergence of WEB related applications servers. While in the MVS world it was expensive to waste system resources, in the WEB world it's expensive not having enough resources to sustain a competitive response time. Performance and Capacity Computers.
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- Books (Performance and Capacity)
- Introductory Quantitative System Performance www
Introductory text on analytic computer performance models. System Performance. Complete text is available as searchable PDF. Published in 1984. Quantitative System Performance.
- Lockheed ATL-CSIM: System Simulation and Modeling Tools. www
Lockheed Advanced Technology Labs' CSIM is a general purpose discrete-event simulator for block diagram oriented systems. System Simulation and Modeling Tools.. Graphical/interactive or text/batch simulations. Not to be confused with Mesquite Software's CSIM18, another simulation tool. ATL-CSIM: System Simulation and Modeling Tools..
- Provider Stratton & English Software - Performance Specialists www
Provider of Internet Software Services, & English Software - Performance Specialists, specialising in Performance Investigations - including performance prediction, optimisation and testing. Stratton & English Software - Performance Specialists.
- Benchmarks Bonnie www
Benchmarks that measure the performance of Unix file system operations, Bonnie, concerned mainly with identifying bottlenecks. Bonnie.
- Pre-compiled Benchmarks For PCs www
Pre-compiled benchmarks for PCs, For PCs, covering CPU, RAM, HDD and graphics. Benchmarks For PCs.
- Proposed Characterizing Reference Locality in the WWW www
Proposed models for reference locality in streams of requests arriving at web servers. Reference Locality in the WWW. [Postscript] Characterizing Reference Locality in the WWW.
- Consultant Transaction Design Inc. www
Consultant and tools vendor with focus on system monitoring, Design Inc., capacity planning, and benchmarking. Tools work on HP/Compaq/Tandem NonStop Kernel, Stratus VOS, and UNIX. Articles on management/performance topics for these OSs. Transaction Design Inc..
- Here DB2 System Performance Metrics www
Here Joel Goldstein discusses various DB2 capacity metrics. DB2 System Performance Metrics.
- Offers PerfTestPlus, Inc. www
Offers software-testing-related services and, Inc., on its site, articles and presentations about performance testing written by Scott Barber. PerfTestPlus, Inc..
- A Testing Master www
A load and stress testing tool that provides a way of testing web sites and intranet applications via web interface. Master. [Commercial, trial version] Testing Master.
- Developers WildPackets, Inc. www
Developers of packet and protocol analyzers, Inc., performance management tools, and VoIP monitoring software. White papers, troubleshooting information, how-to videos and a glossary. WildPackets, Inc..
- Program Pandora FMS www
Program to analyze the status and performance of several parameters from different operating systems and devices. FMS. Site contains documentation, news and add-ons. [Open Source] Pandora FMS.
- Alexa: Performance and Capacity Computers
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Performance and Capacity Computers
- DMOZ: Performance and Capacity Computers
dmoz.org Directory: Performance and Capacity Computers