cswiger at mac.com
Thu Oct 5 12:59:14 PDT 2006
On Oct 5, 2006, at 12:34 PM, Paul Lathrop wrote:
> Many thanks for your advice.
Well, you are most welcome.
> Is this information gleaned from experience
> or is there an information resource out there that I might utilize in
> the future when I deploy other applications?
Yes, this information is gleaned from experience (why, yes, I have
installed 12GB of RAM into an 8-CPU Sun E4500 myself :-), but also,
yes, there are some good resources available.
O'Reilly publishes a book called "System Performance Tuning", ISBN:
059600284X which is a decent read, although it is somewhat oriented
towards classic Solaris, AIX, & other SysV-derived Unices more than
BSD or Linux.
Some of the online websites like Anandtech & Tom's Hardware used to
have some excellent discussions of BIOS settings, memory
configuration and timing, etc, although nowadays those sites are
in the way that their useful content is much harder to find or read
than it used to be. (I've stopped going to both sites a few years
ago, when the proportion of content to ads dropped below my
acceptable signal-to-noise ratio...)
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