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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How even distributed is MD5 Hash in RandomPartitioner
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:20:20 GMT
Yes.  That is what most people using RP do.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Ramzi Rabah <rrabah@playdom.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Since Cassandra uses MD5 hash internally to hash the keys to place on
> the ring in a RandomPartitioner, how evenly distributed are the hashes
> across the hash space?
>
> Does it make sense to divide the hash space equally by the number of
> machines available using InitialToken(ie, If there are 10 machines,
> each will handle 1/10th of maximum hash value) and expect that the
> machines will get a reasonably equal load?
>
> Thanks
> Ray
>

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