What Is Monitoring

I’ve found myself professionally debating the merits of numerous monitoring solutions.  I discovered a lot of misinformed ideas, or downright ignorant views of what monitoring is and can be.  Many familiar with monitoring are familiar with Nagios monitoring servers.  From this has come dreadful misconceptions of what monitoring should do, …

Safeguard Your Knowledge

Author’s Note: This was written two and a half years ago and forgotten. I still agree with the principle of the argument …

OpenMPI and Memory Locality

I was playing around with MPI a few weeks ago and wrote a short program illustrating C memory locality. I found this …

Custom GCC Installation

How to build and use a custom installation of GCC. A significant portion of this document was written under the tutelage of <<1>>, …