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Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Scott Carey <scott(at)richrelevance(dot)com>, Jean-David Beyer <jeandavid8(at)verizon(dot)net>, "pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing
Date: 2008-12-09 18:11:25
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On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 11:08 -0700, Scott Marlowe wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:01 AM, Scott Carey <scott(at)richrelevance(dot)com> wrote:
> > Let me re-phrase this.
> >
> > For today, at 200GB or less of required space, and 500GB or less next year.
> >
> > "Where we're going, we don't NEED spindles."
> Those intel SSDs sound compelling.  I've been waiting for SSDs to get
> competitive price and performance wise for a while, and when the
> intels came out and I read the first benchmarks I immediately began
> scheming.  Sadly, that was right after we're ordered our new 16 drive
> servers, and I didn't have time to try something new and hope it would
> work.  Now that the servers are up and running, we'll probably look at
> adding the SSDs next summer before our high load period begins.

The idea of SSDs is interesting. However I think I will wait for all the
other early adopters to figure out the problems before I start
suggesting them to clients.

Hard drives work, their cheap and fast. I can get 25 spindles, 15k in a
3U with controller and battery backed cache for <$10k.

Joshua D. Drake

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