Systems performance engineering

Monday 18 May 2015, 5.15pm - 7.15pm

Digital Jersey Hub, Block 3, The Forum, Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE3 0WQ


Colin Butcher, CEng, FBCS, CITP


This session will cover the principles governing systems performance when designing and trouble-shooting systems and their associated infrastructure. There are a wide range of issues to be considered, especially those affecting throughput, response times, scalability and availability. Performance is not something that can always be dealt with by system tuning or simply buying bigger hardware. Performance issues frequently result in systems failing in some form or other, which affects availability and causes disruption to service. Understanding the characteristics that govern performance helps us to design and implement better systems.

Speaker bio:

Colin Butcher is a consulting engineer who specializes in the design and implementation of mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems. He has been responsible for the overall design, implementation and management of several major projects, including satellite control centres, air traffic management, finance data and healthcare infrastructures.