• Comparing systems is like comparing countries
• I'm often asked: how's Australia different from the US?
• Where do I start!?
• I'll categorize performance differences into big or small, based
on their engineering cost, not their performance effect
• If one system is 2x faster than another for a given workload,
the real question for the slower system is:
• Is this a major undertaking to ﬁx?
• Is there a quick ﬁx or workaround?
• Using SmartOS for speciﬁc examples...