Rocky McGaugh rocky at atipa.com
Sat Nov 16 12:30:55 PST 2002

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:

> Kumaran Rajaram wrote:
> >   I used the Bonnie Disk benchmark (http://www.acnc.com/benchmarks.html)
> >to assess the I/O load on CPU's performance. The results on two
> >configurations of PVFS: PVFS-TCP/IP-FastEthernet and PVFS-TCP/IP-Myrinet
> >(Through Ethernet Emulation) are tabulated below. Probably you could do
> >the same in your testbed for better analysis of the different Compute +
> >I/O Node configurations. For my experiments, I had configured 4 Nodes as
> >dedicated I/O Nodes and other 4 as dedicated Compute Nodes.
> >
>  From the PVFS FAQ, it looks like running Bonnie to test PVFS is
> not a good. It says that Bonnie will run, but the numbers will be low.
> Here's the link:
> http://parlweb.parl.clemson.edu/pvfs/pvfs-faq.html#bonnie
> Jeff

I've done decent by pumping up the Chunk size...

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