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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Cassandra hardware setup
Date Sat, 12 Sep 2009 22:17:58 GMT
How did your testing go?  Any more questions?


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 7:07 PM, Scott Chacon <> wrote:
> We're playing with Cassandra and would like to get a test cluster
> setup for evaluation.  I've been playing with it on my laptop and EC2,
> which are the resources easily available to me, but not that close to
> what I would be using in a production environment.
> What would be an ideal machine setup for a Cassandra node?  At least
> two separate physical disks, one for the commit log and another for
> the data, no RAID, 8-16G memory? (I think that's what Evan recommended
> in his blog post)  Does anyone have any configuration stories/setups
> they're willing to share on what has worked well and possibly what has
> not?  Partitioning decisions and config?
> Sans helpful pointers, I'll probably try setting it up on a few Dell
> 2950 IIs / 16G ram / 2x300G 15k SAS drives.  Curious what others have
> done and any lessons learned.
> Thanks,
> Scott

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