[TriLUG] Clusters, performance, etc...
Michael Alan Dorman
mdorman at debian.org
Tue Nov 8 08:53:20 EST 2005
Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> writes:
> I've done a lot of database intensive activities this way and gotten
> speed increases of 10x by moving everything directly into RAM. That
> would mean a 3 hour job would take about 18 minutes. That is a lot
> better speed increase than you will get by using parallelization.
'tis a good point. Just dropping everything on a tmpfs (which your
distribution may have already helpfully mounted for you as /tmp) could
make a big difference.
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