Tuesday Sep 15, 2009

Java Performance Tuning Workshop With Kirk Pepperdine (Nov. 9 & Jan. 11 in Calif.)

Sun training has added two California workshops with Java Champion and performance-tuning expert Kirk Pepperdine.

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Monday Aug 10, 2009

Monitoring Performance Counters for UltraSPARC T2 Plus External Coherency Hub Architecture

A Sun tech tip shows a way to monitor performance counters for the UltraSPARC T2 Plus External Coherency Hub using the busstat command. This External Coherency Hub architecture (also referred to as "Zambezi") is found on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Servers.

Friday Aug 07, 2009

Java Performance Tuning Workshop With Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, New York, N.Y.

Attend this comprehensive four-day Extreme Learning workshop with Kirk Pepperdine.

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Tuesday Jul 28, 2009

Tuning Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam on Sun Servers with CoolThreads Technology

A Sun BluePrints article discusses using Symantec anti-spam software with CoolThreads technology-powered servers. The paper looks at the configurations used for performance measurements, as well as the steps for performance tuning the hardware/software combination.

Wednesday Jul 15, 2009

Extreme Learning: Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Sun's Extreme Learning workshops are intensive, deep-dive training sessions designed for advanced IT professionals, with expert-led presentations and hands-on labs.

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Monday Jun 15, 2009

Configuring Systems for High Bandwidth I/O

This Sun BluePrints article describes configuring systems to support the very high bandwidth I/O capabilities needed by data-intensive applications with extreme performance requirements. (Please register.)

Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

Optimizing MySQL Database Application Performance with Solaris Dynamic Tracing

This Sun BluePrints article describes how the use of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) probes can help simplify MySQL database application tuning.

Friday Dec 05, 2008

Application Performance for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

This Sun BluePrints article discusses how the features and characteristics of Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers, their processors, and their I/O subsystems impact application performance.

Wednesday Nov 26, 2008

Community Tech Tip: Using Solaris Volume Manager Submirror to Increase Read Performance

Thanks to Bernd Schemmer for another new tech tip on the BigAdmin wiki: "Using a SVM submirror on a ramdisk to increase read performance". The author describes how to use a ramdisk as a third submirror for an SVM mirror to improve the read performance of the mirror. (Intended as a proof of concept.)

Thursday Nov 06, 2008

Automating a System Performance Check Using the "checkperf" Utility

This community tech tip provides scripts for automating checks of CPU, memory, I/O, and network TCP performance on Solaris systems.

Thursday Oct 09, 2008

Core Java: Java SE Monitoring and Management Guide

The Java SE Monitoring and Management Guide, published in August 2008, describes the monitoring and management utilities available in the Java SE 6 platform.

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Friday Jun 13, 2008

Tape Drive Performance Tuning on Solaris 10 Systems

This article provides tips and examples for how to tune the performance of tape drives by determining the optimal block size to use during backups and restores. (A submission from the BigAdmin community.)

Wednesday Sep 19, 2007

Calculating Processor Utilization From the UltraSPARC T1 and UltraSPARC T2 Performance Counters

Use the performance counters for the UltraSPARC T1 and UltraSPARC T2
processors to estimate core load and find potential areas for performance improvement.

Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

Solaris Performance and Internals

Interested in Solaris performance? Check out the new Solaris Internals Wiki.
Performance, Observability, Dtrace, ZFS, Zones, Processes, Direct I/O and more.  

Thursday Jul 05, 2007

The Management of NFS Performance with Solaris ZFS

Several scaling factors, most recently Solaris ZFS file systems, have
exposed Network File System (NFS) performance issues. This article
provides an overview of the algorithmic changes to solving these
issues.

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