Thursday, December 20, 2007

Running PDQ Under SELinux

PDQ user Rodrigo Campos (Brazil) reports a gotcha when trying to use Perl::PDQ, in his case, under SELinux (security enabled Linux, not Swedish Linux). The solution simply requires changing the security context of the shared object. His detailed instructions for doing that have been posted to the PDQ download page. Thank you, Rodrigo!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

CMG 2008: Call for PerfViz Papers

It's official! Performance visualization is a "focus area" within the Hot Topics Session Area track for CMG 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official CFP is now posted and Jim Holtman and I are the Session Area Chairs (SACs) for Hot Topics. In an attempt to build of the recent success of the Barry007 presentations at CMG 2007, we would like to see many more diverse contributions on PerfViz: Better computer performance and planning through better visualization tools, in 2008.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

CMG 2007: After the Storm

CMG was a bit of a blur for me because I ended up doing 10 hours of presentations, including an interview for a future podcast. Our performance visualization ("PerfViz") session was very well attended and the demos went better than expected due to Mario finally getting his Java act together about 2 hours before we went live. Nothing like JIT capacity planning!

We also had the biggest BOF session attendence of CMG 2007. Stay tuned for more details about the significance of this turnout for CMG 2008, including a new online "PerfViz" forum.

As promised to the attendees of my various CMG sessions, you will find all the supporting materials posted on my web site at the CMG Materials page.