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From Christopher <>
Subject Re: Wikisearch Performance Question
Date Tue, 21 May 2013 18:11:57 GMT
What size cluster, and what is the HDFS block size, compared to the
file sizes? I'm wondering if the blocks for the large file were
disproportionately burdening a small number of datanodes, when the
small files were more evenly distributed.

Christopher L Tubbs II

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Patrick Lynch <> wrote:
> user@accumulo,
> I was working with the Wikipedia Accumulo ingest examples, and I was trying
> to get the ingest of a single archive file to be as fast as ingesting
> multiple archives through parallelization. I increased the number of ways
> the job split the single archive so that all the servers could work on
> ingesting at the same time. What I noticed, however, was that having all the
> servers work on ingesting the same file was still not nearly as fast as
> using multiple ingest files. I was wondering if I could have some insight
> into the design of the Wikipedia ingest that could explain this phenomenon.
> Thank you for your time,
> Patrick Lynch

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