Vol 127 Issue 1 2008-09-01 Article 20372 from section "SysAdmin's Section"

version 1.2 (beta)

Perfbar is a visual tool that is very valuable when determining
bottle necks on SMP servers. It serves as an indicator for single
threaded applications. Such tools as mpstat are much more precise but
far from less intuitive. Removing this bottle neck of a single thread
which is CPU bound in an application is very important to exploit all
CPU resources of a SMP server.

Ralph Bogendörfer, Solaris Performance Engineer, is currently working
to extend the perfbar. Version 1.2 allows the monitoring of massive
parallel CMT servers through an improved layout. The traditional look
showed bars for all CPUs in a row like the one for a 16 way server

Details at

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