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From Walter Underwood <>
Subject Re: Solr RPS is painfully low
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2008 00:12:08 GMT
How many rows are you requesting? Are you sorting? --wunder

On 1/2/08 4:09 PM, "Alex Benjamen" <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a situation where I'm using solr with a 3Gb complete index (in ram) on
> a dual-core 
> AMD machine, and I'm only getting about 1.3rps on cold queries (which for most
> part there
> is little chance for the query to be identical)
> Is this normal? The index contains about 20MM documents and I have 16Gb RAM.
> When I
> perform the load test the CPU hits 100%.
> Here's a typical query:
> gender:f AND ( friends:y )  AND  country:us AND age:(18 || 19 || 20 || 21) AND
> photos:y
> On average the result set is a few hundred thousand - is there any way to
> optimize such a query
> or how can I get a better RPS? 1.3 rps is way too low for an index that fits
> completely into RAM
> So after some thoughts on how to reduce the number of the documents in the
> index (which is the single
> biggest factor in CPU usage) I've decided to split up the users by country,
> which gives me a somewhat
> uneven distribution of users. Even after doing this, I'm getting only about 8
> RPS across 5 solr instances
> running on different ports (with all of the indexes in RAM) Each index
> contains between 4-8 MM docs.
> I guess I could go with quad core and get 16RPS, but the question that comes
> to my mind is whether
> this is an acceptable RPS for the size of index. (The total physical index
> size is around 1.3GB which
> is all on a ramdisk in memory). I'm positive that I can get a better RPS by
> "splitting" the index further,
> into smaller document sets, but this is undesired as it limits functionality
> Note: due to the nature of the search which I'm doing, it's very inlikely that
> I will be able to achive
> more than 20% cache hit ratio in the queryResultCache
> Thanks,
> -Alex

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