Systems Performance 2nd Ed.

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This is a short selection of my most useful and popular material. See my homepage for the full list.

On this page: Documentation, Articles, Software, Presentations, Books.





Computing Performance: On the Horizon, USENIX LISA (online), 2021

Cloud Performance Root Cause Analysis at Netflix, YOW! Conf Australia, 2018

Performance Tuning EC2 Instances, AWS re:Invent, 2017

Linux 4.x Performance: Using BPF Superpowers, Facebook's Performance @Scale, 2016

Visualizing Performance with Flame Graphs, USENIX ATC, Santa Clara, 2017

System Methodology, ACM Applicative, New York, 2016

Performance Checklists for SREs, SREcon Santa Clara, 2016

Linux Performance Tools, O'Reilly Velocity, Santa Clara, 2015


More listed on my homepage.


Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud 2nd Edition (2020)

BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability (2019)

Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud (2013)

DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD (2011)

Solaris Performance and Tools: DTrace and MDB Techniques for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris (2006)

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Last Updated: 09-Jul-2021