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Title Benchmarking the Sun Fire X4500
Abstract The Sun Fire X4500, AKA "Thumper", is a fast, high density storage unit. It provides 24 TB of storage in 4U. It does not have any RAID controllers and relies on the software RAID capabilities of the operating system. The performance of the X4500, both local and NFS, under Solaris x86 and Scientific Linux 4.4 is examined. The methods of testing are described and the results are discussed. A problem was encountered when running the tests in Linux and the steps taken to investigate this problem are explained. Conclusions are drawn regarding the performance of the two operating systems under test and the suitability of the machine for use as a disk server within the Tier1.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC , ESC-LHC
Keywords high performance computing , cluster computing , benchmarking , computing
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Language English (EN)
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Report 2007. ThumperReport.pdf 2007