From: Brad Nicholson <bnichols(at)ca(dot)afilias(dot)info>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Karl Denninger <karl(at)denninger(dot)net>, Laszlo Nagy <gandalf(at)shopzeus(dot)com>, pgsql-performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SSD + RAID
Date: 2009-11-13 19:24:16
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Greg Smith wrote:
> Karl Denninger wrote:
>> With the write cache off on these disks they still are huge wins for
>> very-heavy-read applications, which many are.
> Very read-heavy applications would do better to buy a ton of RAM
> instead and just make sure they populate from permanent media (say by
> reading everything in early at sequential rates to prime the cache).
> There is an extremely narrow use-case where SSDs are the right
> technology, and it's only in a subset even of read-heavy apps where
> they make sense.

Out of curiosity, what are those narrow use cases where you think SSD's
are the correct technology?

Brad Nicholson 416-673-4106
Database Administrator, Afilias Canada Corp.

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