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From viva v <vivamail...@gmail.com>
Subject Newbie question on block size calculation
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:52:06 GMT
 Have just started getting familiar with Hadoop & HDFS. Reading Tom White's
book.

The book describes an example related to HDFS block size. Here's a verbatim
excerpt from the book

"If the seek time is around 10 ms, and the transfer rate is 100 MB/s, then
to make the seek time 1% of the transfer time, we need to make the block
size around 100 MB."

I can't seem to understand how we arrived at the fact that block size shold
be 100MB.

Could someone please help me understand?

Thanks
Viva

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