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Generic performance metrics mean less and less in servers

Computing has long promoted performance metrics as a means of visualising performance of a system. Back in the day it used to be MIPS (millions of instructions per second) then for a while it was the processor’s clock frequency. AMD was the first major chip maker to move away from frequency by offering “performance ratings” […]


I do have a love for seafood but in this case I was determined to setup Squid (a HTTP proxy) for the local server here at home. The servers here are pretty decent, though back in the day when electricity was affordable we had some proper Compaq “Big Iron”. Now it’s more modest dual core, […]