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Java Flame Graphs Introduction: Fire For Everyone!
lots of good detail on flame graph usage in Java, and the Honest Profiler (honest because it's safepoint-free)
profiling  java  safepoints  jvm  flame-graphs  perf  measurement  benchmarking  testing 
10 weeks ago by jm
likwid
'Lightweight performance tools'.
Likwid stands for 'Like I knew what I am doing'. This project contributes easy to use command line tools for Linux to support programmers in developing high performance multi-threaded programs. It contains the following tools:

likwid-topology: Show the thread and cache topology
likwid-perfctr: Measure hardware performance counters on Intel and AMD processors
likwid-features: Show and Toggle hardware prefetch control bits on Intel Core 2 processors
likwid-pin: Pin your threaded application without touching your code (supports pthreads, Intel OpenMP and gcc OpenMP)
likwid-bench: Benchmarking framework allowing rapid prototyping of threaded assembly kernels
likwid-mpirun: Script enabling simple and flexible pinning of MPI and MPI/threaded hybrid applications
likwid-perfscope: Frontend for likwid-perfctr timeline mode. Allows live plotting of performance metrics.
likwid-powermeter: Tool for accessing RAPL counters and query Turbo mode steps on Intel processor.
likwid-memsweeper: Tool to cleanup ccNUMA memory domains.


No kernel patching required. (via kellabyte)
via:kellabyte  linux  performance  testing  perf  likwid  threading  multithreading  multicore  mpi  numa 
january 2014 by jm
Netflix: Your Linux AMI: optimization and performance [slides]
a fantastic bunch of low-level kernel tweaks and tunables which Netflix have found useful in production to maximise productivity of their fleet. Interesting use of SCHED_BATCH process scheduler class for batch processes, in particular. Also, great docs on their experience with perf and SystemTap. Perf really looks like a tool I need to get to grips with...
netflix  aws  tuning  ami  perf  systemtap  tunables  sched_batch  batch  hadoop  optimization  performance 
december 2013 by jm
Twitter tech talk video: "Profiling Java In Production"
In this talk Kaushik Srenevasan describes a new, low overhead, full-stack tool (based on the Linux perf profiler and infrastructure built into the Hotspot JVM) we've built at Twitter to solve the problem of dynamically profiling and tracing the behavior of applications (including managed runtimes) in production.


Looks very interesting. Haven't watched it yet though
twitter  tech-talks  video  presentations  java  jvm  profiling  testing  monitoring  service-metrics  performance  production  hotspot  perf 
december 2013 by jm

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