Systems performance engineering
Wednesday 1st August 2018, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Colin Butcher, FBCS, CITP, CEng, of XDelta Limited
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.
Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
Livestream link for people can't attend: https://youtu.be/SY1lSMEs8nQ
This session will discuss the principles governing systems performance when designing and trouble-shooting systems and their associated infrastructure.
There are a wide range of issues to be considered, especially those affecting throughput, response times, scalability and availability. Performance is not something that can always be dealt with by system tuning or simply buying bigger hardware. Performance issues frequently result in systems failing in some form or other, which affects availability and causes disruption to service. Understanding the characteristics that govern performance and overall system behaviour helps us to design and implement more reliable systems that can cope with changing workloads..
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