Performance modeling of applications like MediaPlayer
How do you create performance models for complex applications like MediaPlayer? Or better yet, what is the answer to the question:
“What happens to the performance of my favorite application X if I upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7?”
Well when it comes to Vista, I think you might have an answer, but for other upgrades, what is an answer?
The paper title: Practical Performance Models for Complex, Popular Applications , this link is a direct download and was functional as of 6/9/2011.
This paper explores the concept of the “Red Button” (not the one that starts the self destruct sequence, but rather something like a “turbo” switch.
Included in the paper is interesting thinking about the many “What-If” questions an administrator or developer might ask.