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  • Glances
    Glances is a cross-platform, open source, curses-based monitoring tool which aims to present a maximum of information in a minimum of space, ideally to fit in a classical 80x24 terminal or higher to have additional information. Read more hot
  • Apache JMeter
    a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance
  • ascpu
    an X windows applet with AfterStep look which displays the current CPU load (user/system/nice) and calculates the average load
  • asmem
    a X11 application with AfterStep look and feel that acts as a memory utilization monitor
  • asmon
    asmon is a swallowable applet monitors the CPU usage, memory usage, swapping etc.
  • atop
    The command atop is an ASCII full-screen performance-monitor on system-level and process-level. It looks similar to the other full-screen monitors, however there are some major differences. It shows the resource-consumption of all processes which were active during the interval, so including those processes which finished during the interval. It also shows system-level counters concerning cpu-, memory- and swap-utilization, but also disk I/O and network utilization counters are shown on system-level. Read more
  • bubblefishymon
    a dockapp-style CPU, memory, swap, load average, and network monitor
  • Bubbling Load Monitor Applet
    a system CPU and memory load monitor for the GNOME panel. It displays something that looks like a vial containing water
  • Conky
    Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X. Read more
  • CPU Fire Load Monitor
    CPU Fire Load Monitor is a GNOME panel applet showing CPU load as a fire. The higher the flames go, the higher the CPU load.
  • CPU-G
    CPU-G is an application that shows useful information about your hardware. It collects and displays information about your CPU, RAM, Motherboard, some general information about your system and more.
  • cpubars
    cpubars is a simple terminal-based tool for monitoring CPU load in real-time, especially tailored to monitoring large multicores over SSH.
  • CpuMon
    CpuMon monitors the CPU activity of a multi-core machine. This tool provides effective load report useful for debuging real-time software on standard Linux operating system.
  • deskbar
    Deskbar is a lightweight system monitor without large dependancies to other libraries or toolkits. It's completely build on top of the Xlib. The output will be written directly to the root window, so the placing and all other configuration is done via a XML based configuration file.
  • Eddie
    a system monitoring tool developed entirely in Python. Its key features are portability, powerful configuration and ease of expansion
  • ESM
    ESM (Extensible System Monitor) is a program that lets you tie together plugins to monitor your system. For instance if you want to be emailed whenever a harddrive fails you could use the included ESMSysLog monitor and it will notify you of any emerg syslog messages, such as a harddrive failure.
  • Fire Applet
    Fire Applet is a panel applet for KDE 3 that shows an animated flame. The higher the CPU load, the bigger the flame gets. Alternatively, the flame can be set to a fixed intensity.
  • gisdnload
    an ISDN load meter for Linux running as a Gnome applet. It displays like xisdnload the load of your ISDN lines. The display supports autoranging and changes its background color depending on whether you are online or offline
  • GKrellM
    GKrellM is a stack of monitors which can be integrated visually with a window manager or GTK theme. GKrellM charts CPU, Disk, load and all active net interfaces automatically. An on/off button and online timer for the PPP interface is provided. It includes meters for memory and swap usage as well as a system uptime monitor.
  • GKrellm SNMP Monitor
    GKrellm SNMP Monitor is a single process with many readers stacked onto your display.
  • Gmemusage
    Gmemusage is a graphical memory usage viewer.
  • gnetload
    a network and ISDN load meter that is similar to xisdnload, but works in a distributed environment. It includes an agent (devstata) that runs on machines with interfaces to be monitored and periodically sends status information over the network
  • gpdial_applet
    gpdial_applet is a GNOME panel applet that can monitor a file and rip an integer or floating point number out of a row/column in that file and display it in a dial or gauge meter.
  • gr_monitor
    gr_monitor displays information about processes resident on a UNIX system.
  • gsysinfo
    a system monitor for the gnome panel, modelled after the
  • heatload
    heatload is a tool for Linux which plots the CPU load against the CPU temperature as measured by the ACPI subsystem.
  • hsysmon
    gKrellm simply wastes too much space on a small (e.g. Notebook) screen, so this presents all needed information in a small horizontal window
  • Iotop
    Iotop is a program with a top-like UI that shows which processes are performing the most I/O on a Linux system.
  • ips
    ips is an intelligent process status program.
  • iTop
    iTop is a top-like interrupt load monitor.
  • k3
    k3 displays the memory available as a percentage, the K free, and a simple bar chart.
  • Karamba
    a KDE program to display information on your desktop using various sensors and display types. It also is able to execute python scripts for interaction, among other things
  • klavg
    a small KDE applet showing load average graph on the panel
  • kperfmeter
    kperfmeter is a simple performance statistics monitor in the style of the well known perfmeter.
  • LCDproc
    LCDproc is a small program that displays system statistics on a 20x4 LCD (made by Matrix Orbital).
  • Link Monitor Applet
    a GNOME Panel Applet displaying the round-trip time to one or more hosts in a bar graph, featuring: full ICMP and ICMPv6 support, configurable scale and delays and HIG 2.0 compliance
  • Loadbars
    Loadbars is a small Perl script which can be used to observe CPU loads of several remote servers at once in real time. It connects per SSH (using SSH public/private key auth) to several servers at once and vizualizes all server CPUs (summarized or each core separate) right next each other.
  • Loadmeter
    Loadmeter is a Linux system resource monitor that uses very little memory, and is written in raw Xlib.
  • Loadmon.Epplet
    Loadmon.Epplet is a simple load monitor for Enlightenment.
    LPAR2RRD is an LPAR statistics and documentation tool for IBM POWER servers running AIX, VIOS, Linux, and i5/OS.
  • lsnet
    lsnet is a system monitor that generates detailed charts for viewing on your Web site. One pixel represents 1 minute. It displays data for one day.
  • MasarLabs NoArp
    filters and drops unwanted ARP requests. It is useful when you are using Linux kernel 2.4.19 and need to add an alias to the loopback interface to use a load balancer
  • Monitorix
    Monitorix is a free, open source system monitoring tool designed to monitorize as many services as it can. At this time it monitors from the CPU load and temperatures to the users using the system. Network devices activity and network services demand are too monitorized. The current status of any corporate Linux server with Monitorix installed on can be accessed via a web browser. Read more
  • mpstat
    mpstat helps in the monitoring of SMP machines CPU %usr, %idl, maj&min faults, interrupts, i.e. per processor statistics. mpstat is similar to vmstat.
  • MSysM
    MasarLabs System Monitor: a lightweight X11 application that displays constantly updated graphs and data informations of your system
  • mytop
    mytop is a non-gui tool for monitoring the threads and overall performance of MySQL servers. Read more
  • Nagios Console Monitor
    nsc is a curses-based tty/console monitor for Nagios v1/v2. It allows you to monitor Nagios services without the expense or availability of a GUI.
  • nload
    nload is a console application which monitors network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It visualizes the in- and outgoing traffic using two graphs and provides additional info like total amount of transfered data and min/max network usage.
  • NodeMon
    NodeMon is a resource utilization monitor tailored to the Altix architecture, but is applicable to any Linux system or cluster. It allows distributed resource monitoring via the Growler software infrastructure. It is modular, with existing modules for monitoring of CPU, memory, network, and numalink activity. Its most notable feature is its composition of large amounts of statistics into a single graphical window. It was originally designed for monitoring NASA's Columbia supercomputer.
  • osdcpufreq
    osdcpufreq displays an OSD-like window (similar effect as a television's on-screen volume control) with information about the CPU current status, including frequency, driver, and governor.
  • Particle Spraying CPU meter
    Particle Spraying CPU meter is an applet for KDE Kicker that displays the CPU activity by spraying animated particles into the small applet window.
  • PerfMonger
    PerfMonger is an yet anothor performance measurement/monitoring tool speaking JSON.
  • Procman
    Procman is a GNOME process viewer and system monitor. It is hoped to be a replacement to gtop with a much nicer and simpler interface.
  • ps3
    ps3 is a utility for monitoring process activity on a Linux machine. It is a bit like top, but with three main differences: displays all processes, updates itself up to 100 times per second instead of once every three seconds & shows a 3D chart, with interactive rotation, zooming and scaling.
  • pscpug
    pscpug is a unix utility designed to graph a given process's CPU usage over time. Since you can see changes over time, it is often more useful than top for checking on a specific errant process.
  • pyMonitorix
    pyMonitorix is an applet application which acts as a frontend for Monitorix software installed on a local or remote server.
  • Pyramba
    a clone of Karamba written in Python using PyKDE It makes your desktop interactive by showing system status information
  • Python System Monitor
    Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform task and performance monitor. It offers global processes monitoring, systen load history, disk information, network connections, and information about CPU and memory per process.
  • qperfmeter
    qperfmeter is a simple performance statistics monitor in the style of the well known perfmeter.
  • Qps-h
    Qps is a perfect visual process manager, an X11 version of "top" or "ps" that displays processes in a window and lets you sort and manipulate them.
  • rainbarf
    rainbarf provides fancy resource usage charts to put into the tmux (and screen) status line.
  • ROX System Monitor
    ROX System Monitor is a simplified gtop which shows processes and mounted filesystems as bar charts.
  • sample_load
    sample_load is an extremely flexible load logger. Not only when and how samples of the load are logged but also the output format is configurable. It uses a buffer (of configurable size) to temporarily store samples, to minimize the overhead of writing to a file.Changes: Logging of memory-in-use (physical/swap) was added. A bug which prevented the program from logging when the output-file didn't exist at startup was fixed.
  • sar_plot
    sar_plot is a toolkit to monitor your systems performance. The project uses C+, Python, Blt, and PostgreSQL. (MySQL)
  • sarvant
    a perl script that will analyze a sar file (from the sysstat utility, 'sar') and produce graphs using gnuplot of the collected data
  • Sentinella
    Sentinella measures the activity of your processors, memory, network interfaces (and more) and whenever one of these conditions reaches some limit it will automatically execute a chosen action, such as shutdown/reboot/hibernate your computer, kill a process, trigger an alarm or execute any command.
  • slmon
    a simple system performance monitor using S-Lang for nice screen layout
  • spong
    Spong is a simple system-monitoring package written in Perl. It features client based monitoring, monitoring of network services, results displayed via the Web or console, history of problems, and flexible messaging when problems occur.
    "Some Things About My Own Server" is a Perl script which gathers information about the computer it is running on (mainly from /proc) and writes it into an HTML file.
  • sysfence
    a resource monitoring tool designed for Linux machines. While running as daemon it checks resource levels and makes desired action if some values exceed safety limits
  • sysmonlog
    sysmonlog is a cpu and network status monitoring and logging program. User can specify intervals and log filename for later use. The log file sysmon generate can be a template for matlab.
  • System Health Monitor
    a handy python program that will setup your system to generate RRD Graphs of network interface traffic, system load, memory usage, disk space and inode usage and running processes
  • The EDDIE Tool
    The EDDIE Tool is a system monitoring, security and performance analysis agent developed entirely in Python. Its key features are portability, powerful configuration and ease of expansion.
  • TimeMon
    TimeMon gives a graphical representation of where CPU cycles on a computer are going. It runs in an icon on the dock. Originally by Scott Hess, this app has been ported to both GNUstep and Mac OS X.
  • Top
    provides a rolling display of top-CPU using processes on a Unix system. It also displays other information about the overall health of the system, including load averages and memory utilization
  • Torsmo
    a system monitor that sits in the corner of your desktop. It's very simple, customizable and it renders only text on the desktop (and percentagebars if you want it to ;) and the only lib it uses is Xlib
  • ttyload
    gives a color-coded graph of load averages over time
  • VACM
    a client / server system allowing monitoring and management of a cluster of nodes Intel's Intelligent Platform Management Interface
  • WMCPULoad
    WMCPULoad is an WindowMaker DockApp that displays current cpuload. It requires libdockapp.
  • wmfire
    can monitor the average cpu load, or individual cpu load on SMP computers. Additionally it can monitor the memory, network load, or just be set to show a pretty flame. On entering the dock a burning spot replaces the cursor, and after two seconds symbols to represent the current monitor are "burnt" onscreen
  • wmforkplop
    wmforkplop is yet another dockapp for WindowMaker, or any windowmanager/desktop environment that handles dockapps (KDE has a dockbar extension, and gnome swallows). It is a mixture between wmhdplop and the great wmtop: wmforkplop monitors your processes by sending visual stimuli to your cortex each time your kernel forks or kills a process.
  • WMgMon
    a generic monitor applet for WindowMaker and Afterstep. It can display system info, the result of other programs, etc. and can be configured to display them as a gauge, a histogram, a percentage, a number, or any combination of those
  • wmmemload
    wmmemload is a simple dockapp for WindowMaker on X Windows that displays memory and swap space usage. It is very heavily based on WMMemMon and WMCPULoad.
  • wmSMPmon
    wmSMPmon is a Window Maker applet for monitoring the CPUs of SMP systems (in french).
  • WMSysMon
    WMSysMon is a WindowMaker dock app witch shows the CPU usage, memory and swap.
  • wmtop
    a Windowmaker dockapp that is a mini graphical version of the cpu monitoring utility top
  • xenConsole
    xenConsole (aka xcon) is a curses-based tty/console monitor for Xen 2.0, basically presenting the output from 'xm list' in a full-screen interface with additional domain information from SNMP, colours and somewhat realtime updates.
  • xload-snmp
    xload-snmp adds SNMP querying abilities to the venerable xload program.
  • xloadtime
    a replacement for the standard X system load tool, XLoad. It has a few enhancements over the normal xload. Instead of displaying the hostname at the top of the bar graph, it displays the current time
  • xmonitors
    xmonitors is a set of X11 tools which are similar to xload, but which monitor other aspects of system performance. The tools include monitors for network bandwidth, memory, and I/O bandwidth.

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