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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! How Fast Is It?

My primary laptop is a Lenovo x250, with an Intel i7-5600U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB Transcend SSD, and a 2TB Samsung SSD.  Let’s run some benchmarks on the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. We’ll first run each test in Ubuntu running natively on the hardware, and then reboot, and run the same...
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Nvidia Jetson
The Nvidia Jetson TX1 is a powerful computer in a great tiny-sized module.

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit: A Tiny, Low Power, Ultra Fast Computer

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 offers enormous GPU processing in a tiny computer that only consumes 5-20 watts of power. Aside from the GPU, the CPU is certainly not slow with four 64-bit A57 ARM cores. And, you have 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage, so you should be able to load your application onto...
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Performance Patterns in Microservices-Based Integrations

Almost all applications that perform anything useful for a given business need to be integrated with one or more applications. With microservices-based architecture, where a number of services are broken down based on the services or functionality offered, the number of integration points or touch...
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Putting Purpose-Built Performance in NFV

As the network functions virtualization (NFV) revolution comes to service provider and cloud communities, there are some concerns about this new technology. One of the major questions is how to design enough performance in NFV to keep pace in high-subscriber, mission-critical environments. Can NFV ...
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Perf- A Performance Monitoring and Analysis Tool for Linux

When we talk of performance in computing, we refer to the relationship between our resources and the tasks that they allows us to complete in a given period of time. In a day of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced. Dave Taht, one of the Linux developers who has...
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Some Linux Distributions Are Already Making Changes To Linux's Scheduler

Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact. While we haven't seen any major upstream improvements yet to the Linux kernel scheduler, it looks like some...
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How to Speed Up Apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.10

This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached. Pagespeed is an Apache 2 module that optimizes and caches the content of a website before it gets delivered to the...
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How to speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.10

This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached. Pagespeed is an Apache 2 module that optimizes and caches the content of a website before it gets delivered to the...
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