Performance tuning is the process of modifying a system to improve its efficiency. This is also known as optimizing.

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IIS 7 — how to track down mysterious network & cpu usage?

I've got a 64-bit Server 2008 (R1) box running IIS. Users were complaining about extremely slow-loading pages. After digging around I found: After isolating the box so only one user was able to ...
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NFS Over OpenVPN: Top Performance Boosters

I have two VPS's - One is running 2008 Server R2 and the other is a Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I am using the Windows VPS for RD sessions for Quickbooks and a couple other apps and using the Ubuntu ...
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Solaris: Increase TCP's Initial Congestion Window to 10 segments (tcp slow-start)

How can the Initial Congestion Window be increased to 10? It seems it can be done with TCP_INIT_CWND, but I don't know how to do that.
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MySQL performance problems on particular vhosts

I have a dedicated server setup (8 cores, 16 GB of RAM), running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with latest updates, and I am experiencing some performance problems related to MySQL. I have multiple vhosts active. ...
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what to check for limitations if a linux machine maxes out at a certain connection/s

I have a linux machine with a dummy HTTP server on it. It accepts a certain number of connections/second. Neither the CPU (it is a multicore) nor the memory nor IO are exhausted. What else can be ...
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Can a large number of network hardware interrupts cause a machine to be underutilized?

I don't know much about networking sorry. I'm building a client / server where the server streams a lot of data to the client and I'm trying to maximise throughput (through TCP). If I run both client ...