USENIX LISA 2010: Visualizations for Performance Analysis

My USENIX LISA talk from 2010 is now available on youtube, also embedded below. The title is Visualizations for Performance Analysis (and more), and showed how the full distribution of data could be presented as a heat map. This is especially useful for latency analysis, as fast-path and slow-path differences can be studied, as well [...]

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:36 am by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Surge 2012: Real-time in the real world

In September, I attended and spoke at the Surge’12 conference in Baltimore. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in performance. The theme with most talks was problems encountered at scale – and as is often the case – you can learn more from failure than success. Bryan and I gave a talk titled “Real-time [...]

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · Comments Closed
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FISL13: The USE Method

In July, Bryan Cantrill, Deirdré Straughan and I spoke at FISL, one of the world’s largest open software conferences, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. I had a great time. My talk introduced the USE Method: a simple strategy for performing a complete check of system performance health, identifying common bottlenecks and errors. This methodology can be [...]

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · Comments Closed
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