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2. Audience for This Guide

The guide describes the programming interfaces to Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) for the following intended audience:
  • Performance analysts or system administrators who want to extend or customize performance monitoring tools available with PCP
  • Developers who wish to integrate performance data from within their applications into the PCP framework
This book is written for those who are competent with the C programming language, the UNIX or the Linux operating systems, and the target domain from which the desired performance metrics are to be extracted. Familiarity with the PCP tool suite is assumed.