CMG moves around the US, last year it was in Reno NV, before that in Orlando FL.
On Sunday 2nd December there is a workshop day. I'm co-presenting (with Mario Jauvin) a half day tutorial on Capacity Planning and Performance Monitoring with Free Tools (for the third year). We updated our slides a bit more this year to track the latest versions of the free tools.
During the week I'm giving a new paper on Millicomputing, that introduces the concepts I have been discussing on my Millicomputing blog, and talks about some of the management challenges of managing large numbers of small computers.
I'm also giving a half day training class on Unix/Linux Performance Management, which is based on the materials I developed over many years in my books and talks. It is still somewhat biased towards Solaris since I know that better, but I have been adding more on Linux and AIX as that is the world I currently live in at work (Netflix runs RedHat Linux and AIX on IBM P-series) and in my Millicomputing sideline (I run Ubuntu on my development host and linux 2.6 on my gumstix).
The conference contains a wide range of content, there is:
- a large vendor exhibition showing the latest tools, vendor presentations and user group meetings to talk about their next steps.
- everything from beginner level introductions to deep mathematical theory.
- coverage of networking, storage, CPUs, application level performance.
- discussion of Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows, Mainframe and all combinations
- panel discussions on virtualization, service oriented architectures, scaling large sites