New England OpenSolaris User Group Meeting: Wednesday, September 10th!
By Josh Simons on Sep 03, 2008
The fifth meeting of NEOSUG (New England OpenSolaris User Group) will be held next Wednesday, September 10th at Sun's Burlington, Massachusetts site. The featured speaker will be Jim Mauro, who will talk about Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Observability, and Debugging. Full details below.
The New England Open Solaris User Group (NEOSUG) Meeting
Topic for this meeting:
Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Observability and Debugging
(The Abridged Version)
Who should attend? : UNIX Developers, Solaris users, System Managers and System Administrators.
New England OpenSolaris User Group Meeting (NEOSUG) Sept 10, 2008 6:30-9:30 pm (registration opens @5:30) Sun Microsystems One Network Drive Burlington, MA 5:30-6:30: Registration, Refreshments 6:30-6:40: Introductions, Peter Galvin 6:40-8:30: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Jim Mauro, Sun Microsystems 8:30-9:00: Questions and Discussion
Please RSVP at : https://www.suneventreg.com//cgi-bin/register.pl?EventID=2341
Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Observability and Debugging (The Abridged Version)
The observability toolbox in Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris is loaded with powerful tools and utilities for analyzing applications and the underlying system. Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), allows you to connect the dots between the process and thread-centric tools, and the system utilization tools, and get a complete picture on what your applications are doing, how they are interacting with the kernel, and to what extent they are consuming hardware resources (CPU, Mem, etc).
This two hour talk walks through the tools, utilities and methods for analyzing workloads on your Solaris systems.
Peter Galvin : Chief Technologist, Corporate Technologies Inc.
Peter Baer Galvin is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator and VAR, and was the Systems Manager for Brown University’s Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other magazines. He wrote the Pete’s Wicked World and Pete’s Super Systems columns at SunWorld Magazine. He is currently contributing editor for SysAdmin Magazine, where he managed the Solaris Corner. Peter is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and Applied Operating Systems Concepts texbooks. Blog: http://pbgalvin.wordpress.com
Jim Mauro: Principal Engineer in the Systems Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jim Mauro works on improving delivered application performance on Sun hardware and Solaris. Jim's recent project work includes Solaris performance as a guest operating system on Xen and VMware virtual machines, Solaris large memory page performance, and Solaris performance on large SPARC systems. Jim co-authored Solaris Internals (1st Ed, Oct 2000), Solaris Internals (2nd Ed, June 2006) and Solaris Performance and Tools (1st Ed, June 2006).
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