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From WolfgangTäger <>
Subject RE: Best Lucene hardware
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2006 12:54:20 GMT
Dear James,

I recently had the same question, but no definitive answer to offer.

I guess that throughput/access time requirements depend on:
a) document size (the larger the document, the more the throughput might 
be important)
b) how many documents you want to actually read (only a few to display 
them, or all to do some processing with them)
        If you want to read many documents, seek time becomes more 

My best guess is that access time is more important for you, unless you 
store only very few very large documents.

Of course you should look for native command queuing discs (the disc may 
reorder the read commands to reduce seek time).

Another option (if your memory requirements are not so huge) : Solid state 
disk, see e.g.

The second version shall support up to 16Gbyte, see

Best regards,



"James" <> 
05-02-2006 18:12
Please respond to


RE: Best Lucene hardware


Thanks for the info.  Unfortunately, most of that has to do with indexing,
whereas I am concerned with retrieval speed.  And, there really isn't 
information there to make good comparisons -- there are several completely
different systems with no way to pin down what the important changes in
hardware are.  But, thanks for the link!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: sivan v []
> Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 9:47 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Best Lucene hardware
> hello Mr.james,
>   u can get some info from the following link...

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