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Table Of Contents

Preface
The team that wrote this redbook
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Background
2.1 Performance of processors
2.2 Hardware architectures
2.2.1 RISC/CISC concepts
2.2.2 Superscalar architecture: pipeline and parallelism
2.2.3 Memory management
2.2.4 PCI
2.2.5 MP implementation specifics
2.2.6 NUMA
2.2.7 Logical partitioning (LPAR)
2.3 AIX kernel
2.3.1 Description
2.3.2 Executable file formats
2.3.3 Kernel and user mode
2.3.4 I/O
2.3.5 Context/Thread switches
2.3.6 Virtual address space
2.3.7 Demand paging
2.3.8 Kernel scalability enhancements
2.3.9 References
2.4 64-bit architecture
2.4.1 Concepts
2.4.2 Addressability
2.4.3 Advantages of 64-bit architecture
2.4.4 Performance of 64-bit architecture
2.4.5 Software considerations for 64-bit architecture
2.4.6 64-bit operating system capabilities
Chapter 3. IBM RS/6000 and IBM pSeries architectures
3.1 POWER2 Super Chip
3.2 POWER3
3.2.1 POWER3 execution core
3.2.2 Memory access section
3.2.3 POWER 3 II chip
3.3 PowerPC
3.3.1 PowerPC 604 and 604e
3.3.2 Differences between 604 and 604e processors
3.3.3 RS64 II processor
3.3.3.4 Branches and instruction cache address generation
3.3.4 RS64 III processor
L1
3.3.5 POWER4
L3
Chapter 4. IBM RS/6000 and IBM pSeries products
4.1 Symmetrical Multiprocessor (SMP)
4.1.1 Migrating to SMP
4.1.2 Symmetrical Multiprocessor (SMP) concepts and architecture
4.1.3 Software
4.1.4 Scaling
4.2.3 SP switch performance
4.2.4 Shared disk components of Parallel System Support Programs
4.2.5 Sizing and configuring a control workstation
4.2.6 Sizing and configuring an SP system
TP
4.2.7 Resources
Chapter 5. Hardware
5.1 Processors
5.2 Memory
5.2.1 Cache memory
5.2.2 Addressing considerations
5.2.3 Memory cycles
5.2.4 Uniprocessor vs. symmetric multiprocessor memory cycles
5.2.5 Miss rate penalty
5.2.6 Effect of L2 cache
5.2.7 Effect of processor speed
5.3 Storage
5.3.1 Performance view
5.3.2 Levels of storage
5.3.3 How an I/O request is processed
5.3.4 How a disk works
5.3.5 SCSI technology
5.3.6 Serial Storage Architecture (SSA)
5.3.7 RAID levels overview and performance considerations
5.3.8 IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS)
5.3.9 Logical Volume Manager (LVM) concepts
5.3.10 Raw logical volumes versus Journaled File Systems (JFS)
5.4 Asynchronous Communication adapters
5.4.1 Terms used in serial communication
5.4.2 Flow control
5.4.3 Asynchronous adapter overview
5.4.4 Evaluating asynchronous communications options
5.4.5 Product selection considerations
5.4.6 Topology considerations
5.5 LAN/WAN Adapters
5.5.1 Ethernet
5.5.2 Token Ring
5.5.3 Fibre Channel
5.5.4 ATM
5.5.5 General network tuning recommendations
5.6 Graphics accelerators
5.6.1 Currently available RS/6000 graphics accelerators
5.6.2 IBM’s graphics workstations
5.6.3 Graphics APIs - The “softer side of things”
5.6.4 Graphics accelerator positioning
5.6.5 References
5.7 Network Station
5.7.1 Network Station memory
Chapter 6. Benchmarks
6.1 System Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
6.1.1 SPEC CPU2000
6.1.2 SPEC JVM98
6.1.3 SPEC SFS97
6.1.4 SPEC web99
6.1.5 Reference
6.2 Graphics Performance Characterization (GPC) Committee
6.2.1 SPECviewperf
6.3 Transaction oriented benchmarks
6.3.1 TPC-C
6.3.2 TPC-D
6.3.3 TPC-H
6.3.4 TPR-R
6.3.5 TPC-W
6.4 ROLTP
6.5 LINPACK
6.5.1 Metrics
6.5.2 Usage
6.5.3 Reference
6.6 NotesBench benchmark
6.6.1 NotesBench test
6.6.2 NotesBench test scenario
6.6.3 Metrics and how to read them
6.6.4 Usage
6.6.5 Conclusion
6.6.6 References
Chapter 7. Sizing
7.1 General sizing concepts
7.1.1 Guidelines
7.1.2 Concepts
7.2.3 General sizing considerations
7.2.4 Resources
7.3 File server sizing
7.3.1 NFS sizing
7.3.2 AIX Fast Connect sizing
7.3.3 Client/Server sizing
7.3.4 General sizing considerations
7.3.5 Resources
7.4 Database sizing
7.4.1 Database environment
7.4.2 Transaction processing monitor environment
7.4.3 Sizing RDBMS
7.4.4 Resources
7.5 Web server sizing
7.5.1 Introduction
7.5.2 Sizing preparation
7.5.3 Sizing factors
7.5.4 Web server performance
7.5.5 Sizing IBM HTTP Server
7.5.6 Sizing WebSphere Application Server
7.6 Lotus Domino Server sizing
7.6.1 Estimate the workload
7.6.2 Processor sizing
7.6.3 Memory sizing
7.6.4 Disk sizing
7.6.5 Example
7.6.6 Conclusion
7.6.7 Resources
Chapter 8. Performance tools
8.1 AIX performance tools and commands
8.1.1 Commands viewed by filesets
8.1.2 Commands viewed by system resource
8.1.3 Command descriptions
8.1.4 References
8.2 Performance Toolbox (PTX) for AIX
8.2.1 Performance Toolbox concepts
8.2.2 Graphical monitoring and analysis issues
8.2.3 Manager
8.2.4 Agent
8.2.5 Monitoring an SMP with the performance toolbox
Appendix A. Special notices
Appendix B. Related publications
B.1 IBM Redbooks publications
B.2 IBM Redbooks collections
B.3 Other resources
B.4 Referenced Web sites
How to get IBM Redbooks
IBM Redbooks fax order form
Abbreviations and acronyms
Index
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