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From Paul Ingalls <paulinga...@gmail.com>
Subject lots of small nodes vs fewer big nodes
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:24:24 GMT
Quick question about systems architecture.

Would it be better to run 5 nodes with 7GB RAM and 4CPU's or 10 nodes with 3.5GB RAM and 2CPUS?

I'm currently running the former, but am considering the latter.  My goal would be to improve
overall performance by spreading the IO across more disks.  My currently cluster has low CPU
utilization but does spend a good amount of time in iowait.  Would moving to more smaller
nodes help with that?  Or would I run into trouble with the smaller ram and cpu?

Thanks!

Paul
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