"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes" - Latin for who guards the guardians.
Often attributed to Juvenal and somehow associated with Plato.
This question has at least two parallel applications: organizations like
the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have attempted
to impose certain transparencies and modernizations on nations like
Gabon, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. Currently, Iran
remains somewhat aloof from such efforts. How well are things going
economically in the United States and in Europe, the homes of the
guardians? This is of interest to anyone in Gabon or Mozambique
needing a loan to upgrade a seaport or start a mine. Were a seismic
disaster to strike the money to rescue and rebuild Libreville, Asmara,
Maputo, Addia-Abeba, Djibouti and Bandar-Abbas would have to
come from somewhere. In the short term, if a country's reserves of
foreign currencies includes Euros, and the value of those decline it is
an instant loss of hard-earned value.
At the same time, from a very low-level point of view we would like to
know how well applications like KLIPSPRINGER are using computing
resources without consuming any of that limited capacity while doing
measurement. It is usually the case that while database activity and
calculations are going on there is little need to render any eye-catching
graphics, so the GPUs (graphics, not guardian, processing units) are
largely idle. Of particular concern in performance monitoring is not
only not to impact the velocity of whatever is being measured, but also
to start up as quickly as possible, so not much initialization if it can be