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From Brandon Williams <>
Subject Re: Cassandra benchmarking on Rackspace Cloud
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 03:35:42 GMT
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Oren Benjamin <> wrote:

> Thanks for the info.  Very helpful in validating what I've been seeing.  As
> for the scaling limit...
> >> The above was single node testing.  I'd expect to be able to add nodes
> and scale throughput.  Unfortunately, I seem to be running into a cap of
> 21,000 reads/s regardless of the number of nodes in the cluster.
> >
> > This is what I would expect if a single machine is handling all the
> > Thrift requests.  Are you spreading the client connections to all the
> > machines?
> Yes - in all tests I add all nodes in the cluster to the --nodes list.  The
> client requests are in fact being dispersed among all the nodes as evidenced
> by the intermittent TimedOutExceptions in the log which show up against the
> various nodes in the input list.  Could it be a result of all the virtual
> nodes being hosted on the same physical hardware?  Am I running into some
> connection limit?  I don't see anything pegged in the JMX stats.

It's unclear if you're using multiple client machines for or not,
a limitation of 24k/21k for a single quad-proc machine is normal in my


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