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Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing

From: justin <justin(at)emproshunts(dot)com>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing
Date: 2008-12-09 23:19:35
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Scott Carey <scott(at)richrelevance(dot)com> writes:
>> Which brings this back around to the point I care the most about:
>> I/O per second will diminish as the most common database performance limiting factor in Postgres 8.4's lifetime, and become almost irrelevant in 8.5's.
>> Becoming more CPU efficient will become very important, and for some, already is.  The community needs to be proactive on this front.
>> This turns a lot of old assumptions on their head, from the database down through the OS and filesystem.  We're bound to run into many surprises due to this major shift in something that has had its performance characteristics taken for granted for decades.
> Hmm ... I wonder whether this means that the current work on
> parallelizing I/O (the posix_fadvise patch in particular) is a dead
> end.  Because what that is basically going to do is expend more CPU
> to improve I/O efficiency.  If you believe this thesis then that's
> not the road we want to go down.
> 			regards, tom lane

What does the CPU/ Memory/Bus performance road map look like?

Is the IO performance for storage device for what ever it be, going to 
be on par with the above to cause this problem?

Once IO performance numbers start jumping up I think DBA will have the 
temptation start leaving more and more data in the production database  
instead of moving it out of the production database. Or start 
consolidating databases onto fewer servers .  Again pushing more load 
onto the IO. 

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