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From "James" <>
Subject RE: Infrastructure for large Lucene index
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 20:12:28 GMT
I may have misinterpreted your email in my initial response.  Are you saying
you want nodes (presumably for more CPUs) that all access the same shared
index (on Network Attached Storage, presumably)?

If so, I think you are going to have read and write performance issues
unless you are using some SERIOUS storage system.  If you aren't already
committed to the hardware configuration you seem to be describing, I would
go with commodity hardware and split the indexes across each machine -- data
locality is going to be important.

James Ryley, Ph.D.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slava Imeshev []
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 2:28 PM
> To:
> Subject: Infrastructure for large Lucene index
> I am dealing with pretty challenging task, so I thought it would be
> a good idea to ask community before I re-invent any wheels of my own.
> I have a Lucene index that is going to grow to 100GB soon. This is
> index going to be read very aggresively (10s of millions  requests
> per day) with some occasional updates (10 batches per day).
> The idea is to split load between multiple server nodes running Lucene
> on *nix while accessing the same index that is shared across the network.
> I am wondering if it's a good idea and/or if there are any recommendations
> regarding selecting/tweaking network configuration (software+hardware)
> for an index of this size.
> Thank you.
> Slava Imeshev

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