How to Do Performance Calculations the Right Way

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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Knowing what are the computing capacity of your cluster (on-site or not) is a critical part of designing a made-to-last software. Getting your math right might just make the difference  between a great launch and an PR catastrophe

the math

The first thing we need to know about performance calculations is that it is a mathematical tool to help us estimate what our machines, servers, CPUs, or lab-rat-brain-computational-array are capable of.

Basically what we want to do is to figure all the different elements this formula out:

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