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Dear Performance Advisor Sergio in Austin

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Dear Elisabeth:

I had an experience that I would like to share with your readers.

The other day I had a check engine light show up in my car. To anyone else, this might be a non-issue, I always dread those lights. We all have our limitations, and mine is the inability to resolve any car problem besides an empty fuel tank.

The good news is that after taking my car to the mechanic, the only issue was a loose gas cap that was quickly resolved without charge.

The bad news was that it took a day of inconvenience to find out something that would have been simple to resolve if I had a mechanic as a neighbor.

Although I don’t know anything about working with cars, I do happen to work with a group of IBM experts in Power system performance.

They have recently put together a set of advisors that will monitor current running performance of a live Power system with low overhead.  After monitoring, the advisors will provide a clear understanding of how the system is performing, and provide some expert advice on first places to look for improvements.

Essentially, we have found a way to move a whole team of experts into everyone’s data center.

There are currently 3 advisors that can be downloaded for free from the IBM developerWorks website:

Sergio in Austin

Dear Sergio in Austin:
Thanks so much for your letter. So much better than the column last week entitled “Bride wants to keep friend’s lecherous husband off guest list.” (Yes, this is a real one.) Very exciting news about these wonderful performance tools.  Readers, if you have any questions about them, feel free to send a letter to padvisor@us.ibm.com.  Enjoy.

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February 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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