[CentOS] OT: profiling user applications

Sun Dec 10 09:19:19 UTC 2006
Itay Furman <itayf at nospammail.net>


Is there an easy way to obtain statistics of user applications 
usage: who invoked what; for how long; what resources were used; 
etc.  I am thinking of some kind of a super-ps that will 
integrate and summarize the usage profile during a long period of 
time - not just a snapshot.


I have a RH 7.3 machine that serves as the central node for a 
cluster that runs various scientific user applications: mysql, 
matlab, and various bioinformatics tools.  We are considering 
upgrading the OS (to centos :-), or embedding it in our institute 
grid.  Having detailed information on the usage profile will help 
us to decide about the strategy, and to implement once decided.

Itay Furman  |  sysadmin for Pilpel lab
itayf at nospammail.net