Chapter 10

Fine-tuning the system performance

Abstract

Throughout this chapter, we will focus on advanced system optimization, performance and kernel tuning, including memory management, and filesystem optimization. We will learn how to separate valuable information from clutter and generate strategic effects from small changes in large environments.

Keywords

log
rotation
ext3
ext4
xfs
proc
sysfs
memory
scheduling
network
tuning
So far, we have mostly focused on fixing problems in the environment through the use of various technical tools and by adhering to strict methodology in problem solving. The next logical step in mastering the domain of high-performance computing is to optimize and improve the processes, make our work setup more robust, ...

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