In order to maximize software performance, you need to be able to measure that software’s performance — response time, throughput, etc. The Computer Measurement Group is one group that takes this seriously. It is a non-profit organization whose members write articles and give presentations on capacity and performance management for computers, as well as software performance engineering.
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The organization has a yearly conference, which this year will focus on the increased use of virtualization. But it also has a track dedicated to computer performance evaluation.
The organization also publishes an eZine called MeasureIT. In it you’ll find technical advice for improving software and system performance and career advice.
Dr. Michael Salsburg, a director for CMG, said the content contributors produce focuses on how to measure performance, analytics, and modeling and forecasting. “They look into how you would consider solving the problem,” he said.
If you’re looking for advice in that area, it’s worth checking out the CMG’s site.