|What is xpnet?
(xpnet) is a
global, community-based effort to gather real-world metrics
data from Windows-based systems and to
analyze that data in order to extract common threads of
knowledge and information. By compiling a comprehensive
database of system and application metrics (the
xpnet researchers hope to
identify critical trends and to
provide valuable feedback to the global IT community.
|How Does It Work?
contribute to the repository by downloading and
DMS Clarity Tracker Agent across one or more representative
Windows-based systems. The agent then collects system
and process metrics data and uploads it to the
DMS Clarity Web Portal,
where it is accessible only to the originating
contributor and members of the xpnet research and support staff.
Note: The exo.performance.network
is a free service made
available by Devil Mountain Software, Inc.
All of the tools and research deliverables offered
through this site are available for non-commercial use
at no cost to the end-user.
research process is entirely user-driven. Through
regular polls and surveys we provide our contributors
with direct input into topic selection and focus areas. We
then deliver our findings via regular postings to the
exo.blog, with targeted coverage for hot button
topics. Some examples of the types of
data we hope to generate:
- Analyzing the runtime behavior
of common Windows applications and services
- Assessing the impact of migration between
Windows OS and application versions
- Comparing the efficiency of competing platforms for executing real-world workloads
- Gauging the effect of new
hardware technologies on Windows application
- Calculating lifecycle projections for
various hardware/software/workload combinations
|Interested parties can help support
our efforts by
registering for a free
xpnet account and then
contributing data from one or more systems. In return
for you participation you'll gain access to a range of
tools and resources for analyzing your own repository
You'll also be able to tap our developer resources so
you can build your own, custom analysis packages that
exo.repository. Externalization features, like XML query
support, provide direct access to repository records.
Build your own, custom monitoring framework using our
agents and templates - for free!