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Re: Which Linux Distribution

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
To: Timothy J Hitchens <tim(at)hitcho(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Which Linux Distribution
Date: 2000-11-23 22:49:00
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* Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net> [001123 14:33] wrote:
> * Timothy J Hitchens <tim(at)hitcho(dot)com(dot)au> [001123 13:35] wrote:
> > 
> > That is 4 Million Queries per Second which is 14 Billion 400 Million per
> > hour.
> > 
> > This may sound a little big but this is what we will be launching on the 1st
> > December 2000 using postgresql and php.
> What platform is this going to be on?  You will not be able to do
> 4 million queries per second with Postgresql on a PC platform.

You do realize that even a 800Mhz Pentium that the math makes
this practically impossible:

800Mhz ==   8,000,000 cycles per second
divided by  4,000,000 queries per second
                  = 2 cycles per query

Those two cycles are spent even before the server gets to
parse the query.

What are you trying to do here?

-Alfred Perlstein - [bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net|alfred(at)freebsd(dot)org]
"I have the heart of a child; I keep it in a jar on my desk."

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