November 06, 2013 - by Ben Wen
It is our pleasure to announce that Joyent Lead Performance Engineer Brendan Gregg has been named this morning by USENIX as the recipent of the 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration. The award goes to recipients whose professional contributions to the system administration community over a number of years merit special recognition. This year, the USENIX Awards Committee recognized Gregg’s contributions for groundbreaking work in systems performance analysis methodologies, including the Utilization, Saturation, Errors (USE) Methodology.
Gregg’s pioneering work in computer systems performance is covered in detail in his very recently published book, Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud (Prentice Hall, October 2013). Gregg has previously co-authored DTrace (Prentice Hall, 2011) and Solaris Performance and Tools (Prentice Hall, 2006).
The award was presented by USENIX Board Member and Awards Committee member John Arrasjid during the opening remarks of the LISA '13 conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 6.
Congrats Brendan! Love the tie!
This course is about cloud performance from a systems perspective, focusing on the systems that make up the environment. This covers both the challenges of traditional systems performance and also the performance of virtualization and multi-tenant environments.