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From "Plummer, Christopher (Kit)" <>
Subject Re: Accumulo Cluster Sizing
Date Fri, 22 May 2015 15:44:41 GMT
I’m definitely interested in any data/info on this line of thinking.  Note, there are some
benefits to VMs - that generally lean towards scaling as the biggest factor.  Meaning performance
comparisons aren’t 1:1.  I’m sure network (soft/hard) infrastructure is a big factor as


On May 22, 2015, at 8:28 AM, Kurt Christensen <<>>

I have a small cluster (9 bare-metal nodes, one escaping to other purposes), but it is dedicated
to my use. Bare metal is 8 cores each, 24 GB RAM and 2 x 750 GB drives. That said, I've always
wondered if there would be any benefit to virtualization.

Bare-metal install.
VMs with 1 to 4 cores each.
Docker on bare-metal.
Docker on VMs.

Has anyone done such analysis? If so, I'd like to know what was found out.

Kurt Christensen

On 5/22/15 10:55 AM, Josh Elser wrote:
Hi Mike,

We have some info in

What's missing there? Let us know the types of questions you have and we can expand on the

- Josh

Fagan, Michael wrote:

Can someone point me to recommendations regarding cluster sizing?

Mike Fagan


Kurt Christensen
P.O. Box 811
Westminster, MD 21158-0811

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