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From Leo Leung <lle...@ddn.com>
Subject RE: Question on MapReduce
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 19:58:00 GMT

This maybe dated materials.

Cloudera and HDP folks please correct with updates :)

http://www.cloudera.com/blog/2010/03/clouderas-support-team-shares-some-basic-hardware-recommendations/
http://www.cloudera.com/blog/2010/08/hadoophbase-capacity-planning/

http://hortonworks.com/blog/best-practices-for-selecting-apache-hadoop-hardware/

Hope this helps.



-----Original Message-----
From: Satheesh Kumar [mailto:nkseam@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:48 PM
To: common-user@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Question on MapReduce

Thanks, Leo. What is the config of a typical data node in a Hadoop cluster
- cores, storage capacity, and connectivity (SATA?).? How many tasktrackers scheduled per
core in general?

Is there a best practices guide somewhere?

Thanks,
Satheesh

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Leo Leung <lleung@ddn.com> wrote:

> Nope, you must tune the config on that specific super node to have 
> more M/R slots (this is for 1.0.x) This does not mean the JobTracker 
> will be eager to stuff that super node with all the M/R jobs at hand.
>
> It still goes through the scheduler,  Capacity Scheduler is most 
> likely what you have.  (check your config)
>
> IMO, If the data locality is not going to be there, your cluster is 
> going to suffer from Network I/O.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Satheesh Kumar [mailto:nkseam@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2012 9:51 AM
> To: common-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Subject: Question on MapReduce
>
> Hi,
>
> I am a newbie on Hadoop and have a quick question on optimal compute vs.
> storage resources for MapReduce.
>
> If I have a multiprocessor node with 4 processors, will Hadoop 
> schedule higher number of Map or Reduce tasks on the system than on a 
> uni-processor system? In other words, does Hadoop detect denser 
> systems and schedule denser tasks on multiprocessor systems?
>
> If yes, will that imply that it makes sense to attach higher capacity 
> storage to store more number of blocks on systems with dense compute?
>
> Any insights will be very useful.
>
> Thanks,
> Satheesh
>

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