Tag Archives: systemadministration

GNU Virtual Private Ethernet

A new article on using the GNU Virtual Private Ethernet (GVPE) service is available on IBM developerWorks: Providing a secure communication conduit implies many different issues and problems, such as how you provide an effective communication chan… Continue reading

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Optimizing AIX 7 memory performance

As part of the continuing series on AIX 7, a new series on optimizing memory performance is now available. Part 1: AIX ? 7 takes advantage of the POWER7 CPU to improve memory usage within LPARs. While memory tuning might be more difficult to imple… Continue reading

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Optimizing AIX 7 performance: Part 1, 2 and 3

I’ve just been updating a series of articles on AIX 7 and the new functionality. The first three cover the basics performance details. For Part 1: Learn more about configuring and monitoring AIX 7 based on the investigations of AIX 7 beta compared… Continue reading

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Xapian/Omega

A new article on indexing documents using the Xapian/Omega toolkit is now available. From the intro: Storing and providing access to documentation and information is an ever-growing problem for many companies. There are many solutions, including w… Continue reading

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Applying memcached to increase site performance

A new article on using memcached, the memory caching tool, to improve website and application performance is now available on IBM developerWorks: The open source memcached tool is a cache for storing frequently used information to save you from lo… Continue reading

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Adding DTrace probes to your applications

A new article on adding DTrace probes to your application has been published on IBM developerWorks: DTrace provides a rich environment of probes that can be used to monitor the execution of your system, from the kernel up to your application. You … Continue reading

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Deploying Gearman across multiple environments

A new article on using the work distribution tool, Gearman: The open source Gearman service allows you to easily distribute work to other machines in your network, either because you want to spread the work over a large body of machines or because… Continue reading

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