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.
A performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience. (wikipedia)
- Books (Performance and Capacity)
- 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..
- 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.
- 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.
- Sample Radifed www
Sample benchmarks and links to benchmarking programs Radifed.
- TOP The Benchmark Gateway www
TOP performers in all of the major public benchmarks, Benchmark Gateway, TPC, SPEC, Oracle, SAP, and Intel. The Benchmark Gateway.
- 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.
- Develops Performance Dynamics Company www
Develops performance tools, Dynamics Company, evaluates performance-related products, designs system benchmarks, and troubleshoots performance problems. Contact information, events calendar, and links to software tools. Performance Dynamics Company.
- Professional CMG - Computer Measurement Group www
Professional organization for capacity planners. CMG - Computer Measurement Group.
- Load, Web Performance, Inc. www
Load, Performance, Inc., stress, and performance testing software and tools for Web servers. Interactive reports tell how many real users a Web site can handle at one time and which Web pages are slow. [Commercial] Web Performance, Inc..
- Web OpenDemand Systems, Inc. www
Web performance management software and services including stress testing, Systems, Inc., performance monitoring, and professional services. OpenDemand Systems, Inc..
- Traffic InMon Corporation www
Traffic monitoring solutions for high-speed, Corporation, switched networks. Product information, white papers, 30 day evaluation. InMon Corporation.
- 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