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Task manager: CPU Utilization and speed?

I have a question regarding task manager in Windows 8. It shows us CPU utilization and speed. From what I understand, utilization is how much of the processor time is spent running processes. Speed ...
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Identifying disk readr/writer (Debian Linux)

I have the strange activity on my Linode. The Munin reports shows that there is constant writing to /dev/xvda at the rate of 30Kb/s. The Linode Graphs shows constant DiskIO at 48 Blocks/sec average. ...
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How to to measure and monitor I/O performance

We have a linux cluster with worker nodes sharing a common remote file system. We want to optimize the I/O, in particular when the workers read from the remote fs. The starting point is to measure ...
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Is it possible to catch requests on barracuda load balancer?

I need to take different measures on barracuda load balancer and to trigger some actions. For example, if the response time of 95% requests exceeds 3 seconds then an action should be taken. How can I ...
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How can I see the current bandwidth use of the dedicated graphics memory?

Can I calculate it using the values I see on gpu-z? can it actually be calculated or monitored?
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Microsoft Security Essentials: keep download scans but disable local activity scans

In Microsoft Security Essentials, I used to disable "Monitor file and program activity on your computer" but enable "Scan all downloads." Now, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSSE) 4.0 removed the ...
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2answers
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Monitoring CPU usage using MS tools

Can CPU usage be monitored in Event Viewer? I don't want to use a third-party software. Can I set a rule so that Event Viewer can show me if the CPU usage gets higher than a set value?
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1answer
433 views

Monitor I/O on Windows 2003 for specific directories?

I want to monitor I/O of a Windows 2003 server system. I'm specifically interested in the I/O activities of specific directories (where I have an unknown and ever changing number of files). I have a ...
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1answer
132 views

How might I do memory / processor usage checking by solaris zones

How might I do memory / processor usage checking by Solaris zones?
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1answer
671 views

Network Congestion Tools

Besides Wireshark what are some tools for monitoring network congestion? We are having network issues and want to be absolutely sure it's our ISP.
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272 views

How do you monitor I/O on individual devices in windows?

Can anyone tell me if there's a handy little utility out there that will monitor and display the I/O charts for individual drives on windows? On linux Gkrellm is great for this.
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1answer
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What is the Windows 7 alternative to Vista's 'Reliability and Performance Monitor' to monitor network traffic

Yesterday I was using my old Vista laptop and noticed it was rather easy to view which processes were using the network and how many bytes were send and received. Now when I open perfmon on Windows 7 ...
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How can I find out what's the bottleneck slowing down a particular process / the entire system?

Given a specific running process, is there a way to find out what hardware element is currently the bottleneck for its operation? In other words, is its current computation CPU-bound, GPU-bound, ...
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1answer
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Logging system state

My friend's laptop has a tendency to turn itself off every once in a while. I don't have access to it, but I would like to install a utility that constantly monitors its state and logs it somewhere, ...
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Ubuntu: tool for displaying disk activity in general and by process

My Ubuntu system is occasionally becoming very sluggish. I'm running many things simultaneously and it's very difficult to tell which program is the culprit. I suspect that the sluggishness is due to ...
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1answer
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video card performance monitoring?

Is there a 'top' like command for monitoring the GPU and memory usage of a video card? I am most interested in Linux commands, but and OS would be interesting. I strongly suspect that for a group of ...
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Windows XP slowdown, what's to blame?

I run Windows XP and after a while it seems to get real sluggish. I suspect it's heavy memory consumption of Firefox, but have noticed several other programs are 'slow' to exit when I reboot. Is ...