[Gluster-users] Substitute for SMP?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri May 27 15:12:01 UTC 2011

On 05/27/2011 11:13 AM, Jon Tegner wrote:

> Thanks!
> Would you say that the inefficiencies related to the ram disk would
> remove all advantages of using ram instead of hard drives (or could it
> still be worth a try)?

Depends upon many things.  Best thing to do is test.

> As for speed, I would think that latency would be the most critical -
> but I don't really know, it its the code of a colleague of mine (I was
> trying to come up with a replacement of his SMP-machine which is getting
> old).

Ok.  Are they IO bound with small reads/writes, large reads/writes? 
Gluster is very good for the larger file IO and many simultaneous 
(large) IOs.

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