Recently I was one of the attendees at a super secret WebEx session hosted by VMware. In this session there was a real cool demo regarding an upcoming memory maximization technology called memory compression. One of the presenters used a special self written Memory Performance Testing utility to outline the speed of different types of memory. A few days ago I recorded a video about the impact of using virtual machine memory limits and I used the same utility to prove that reading from ballooned memory will have a performance penalty. I’ve received a great number of requests for a copy of the Memory Performance Tool which was written by Joey Dieckhans; a performance specialist in the Technical Marketing group at VMware. Joey was very glad to hear people liked it and has provided the Memory Performance Tester and the source code for public use.
So if you’re a Visual Basic programmer and you’re able to add new features please give me a heads up so we can share new (more advanced) versions in te future.