Postponed until September – You are Invited !
The New England Open Solaris User Group (NEOSUG) Meeting

Topic for this meeting:  Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Observability and Debugging
(The Abridged Version)

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What:        New England OpenSolaris User Group Meeting (NEOSUG)
When:        July 24,2008  6:30-9:30 pm (registration opens @5:30)
Where:     Sun Microsystems Campus
1 Network Circle
Burlington, MA

Who should attend? : UNIX Developers, Solaris users, System Managers and System Administrators:


5:30-6:30:      Registration, Refreshments
6:30-6:40:      Introductions, Peter Galvin
6:40-8:30:      Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Jim Mauro, Sun Microsystems
8:30-9:00:      Questions and Discussion


Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Performance, Observability and Debugging
(The Abridged Version)

The observability toolbox in Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris is loaded with
powerful tools and utilities for analyzing applications and the underlying
system. Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), allows you to connect the dots
between the process and thread-centric tools, and the system utilization
tools, and get a complete picture on what your applications are doing, how they
are interacting with the kernel, and to what extent they are consuming
hardware resources (CPU, Mem, etc).

This two hour talk walks through the tools, utilities and methods for
analyzing workloads on your Solaris systems.


Peter Galvin : Chief Technologist, Corporate Technologies Inc.
Peter Baer Galvin is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator and VAR, and was the Systems Manager for Brown University’s Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other magazines. He wrote the Pete’s Wicked World and Pete’s Super Systems columns at SunWorld Magazine. He is currently contributing editor for SysAdmin Magazine, where he managed the Solaris Corner. Peter is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and Applied Operating Systems Concepts texbooks.
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Jim Mauro: Principle Engineer in the Systems Group,  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jim Mauro works on improving delivered application performance on Sun hardware and Solaris. Jim’s recent project work includes Solaris
performance as a guest operating system on Xen and VMware virtual machines, Solaris large memory page performance, and Solaris performance on large SPARC systems. Jim co-authored Solaris Internals (1st Ed, Oct 2000), Solaris Internals (2nd Ed, June  2006)
and Solaris Performance and Tools (1st Ed, June 2006).