[Gluster-users] adding to gluster a node with 24TB of disk and 16GB RAM

Mark "Naoki" Rogers mrogers at valuecommerce.co.jp
Tue Dec 28 09:16:16 UTC 2010


Your five machines should get you raw speeds of at least 300MB/s 
sequential and 300-500 random IOP/s, your file-system cache alters 
things depending on access patterns. Without knowing about those 
patterns I can't guess as to the most beneficial disk/memory ratios for 
you. If possible run some synthetic benchmarks for base-lining and then 
try and benchmark your application, even if it's only a limited 
benchmark that's ok you can still extrapolate from there.

The first thing you might hit though could be the 1Gbit interfaces so 
keep an eye on those and perhaps have a plan to bond them, and get ready 
to think about 10G on the larger one if needed.

Right now it seems the switch load is light, is that per port to the 
storage bricks?

On 12/28/2010 05:38 PM, admin iqtc wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry for not giving more information on the first mail.
> The setup would be straight distributed. The disks are SATA2 7200RPM. 
> ATM the 5 machines we're currently running have 5 disks of 1TB(4TB 
> with RAID5) each. The new machine would have 12 disks of 2TB with 
> RAID5 as well, so 23TB approx.
> We're using gluster for storage of an HPC cluster. That means: Data 
> gets copied from gluster and to gluster all the times. For example 
> looking at the traffic on the switch, the average is 64Mbit/s IN(that 
> is, writing) and 43Mbit/s OUT(that is, reading). That is among the 5 
> machines.
> Is this enough?
> Thanks!

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