Merlin Moncure wrote:
>>You could instead buy 8 machines that total 16 cores, 128GB RAM and
> It's hard to say what would be better. My gut says the 5u box would be
> a lot better at handling high cpu/high concurrency problems...like your
> typical business erp backend. This is pure speculation of course...I'll
> defer to the experts here.
In this specific case (data warehouse app), multiple machines is the
better bet. Load data on 1 machine, copy to other servers and then use a
middleman to spread out SQL statements to each machine.
I was going to suggest pgpool as the middleman but I believe it's
limited to 2 machines max at this time. I suppose you could daisy chain
pgpools running on every machine.
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