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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Analyze This: The Pitfalls of Equating Performance with Capacity

Dec 23, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"What are some common misconceptions about the relationship between capacity and throughput?

"Steve Shah: First and foremost, the assumption is that they are the same. They are not. Capacity measures the amount of something you can simultaneously process without falling over. This could be processes, connections, database requests. Throughput measures the amount of something you can process per unit time..."

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