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From Ted Dunning <tdunn...@veoh.com>
Subject Re: Question on DFS block placement and 'what is a rack' wrt DFS block placement
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:07:00 GMT

Fewer boxes may or may not be cheaper, else we would all be using massive

The issue is what the right balance between disk I/O and CPU power is.  My
job mix tends to not benefit all that much from another CPU core in an
existing box, but does benefit substantially from having another spindle on
an independent controller and network interface.

On 2/12/08 1:57 PM, "Colin Evans" <colin@metaweb.com> wrote:

> When you factor in colo, power, configuration, and administration costs,
> fewer boxes is always cheaper.  I'm not expecting a 2x speedup for the
> extra CPU, but I'm curious what the hit is.
> Ted Dunning wrote:
>> Doesn't the incremental CPU cost you as much as an entire extra box?
>> On 2/12/08 12:19 PM, "Colin Evans" <colin@metaweb.com> wrote:
>>> The big question for me is how well a dual-CPU 4-core (8 cores per box)
>>> configuration will do.  Has anyone tried out this configuration with
>>> Intel or AMD CPUs?  Is the memory throughput sufficient?

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