Done Blogging or Dumb Blogging?

Some of one and none of the other actually…

I’ve received a couple of emails wondering what’s happened to my blogging. No worries, just really busy.  I’ve been putting some (very) interesting hardware through the performance wringer lately.

What, doesn’t everyone’s performance sandbox look like the following?

# mpstat -P ALL 5
05:14:24 PM  all   91.99    0.00    8.01    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00   1117.00
05:14:24 PM    0   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00   1000.33
05:14:24 PM    1   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM    2   92.67    0.00    7.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00     58.00
05:14:24 PM    3   92.98    0.00    7.02    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.67
05:14:24 PM    4   94.00    0.00    6.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      5.00
05:14:24 PM    5   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM    6   91.36    0.00    8.31    0.00    0.00    0.33    0.00    0.00     26.67
05:14:24 PM    7   91.36    0.00    8.64    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM    8   91.97    0.00    8.03    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM    9   91.69    0.00    8.31    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00     17.67
05:14:24 PM   10   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      5.33
05:14:24 PM   11   92.03    0.00    7.97    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      3.33
05:14:24 PM   12   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   13   91.03    0.00    8.97    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   14   92.00    0.00    8.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   15   91.30    0.00    8.70    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   16   92.00    0.00    8.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   17   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   18   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   19   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   20   91.33    0.00    8.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   21   92.67    0.00    7.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   22   91.97    0.00    8.03    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   23   92.03    0.00    7.97    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   24   92.98    0.00    7.02    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   25   92.03    0.00    7.97    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   26   92.33    0.00    7.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   27   92.00    0.00    8.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   28   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   29   93.00    0.00    7.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   30   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   31   91.33    0.00    8.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   32   91.97    0.00    8.03    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   33   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   34   92.69    0.00    7.31    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   35   91.00    0.00    9.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   36   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   37   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   38   91.36    0.00    8.64    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   39   92.00    0.00    8.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   40   93.00    0.00    7.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   41   91.36    0.00    8.64    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   42   91.03    0.00    8.97    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   43   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   44   91.00    0.00    9.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   45   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   46   91.67    0.00    8.33    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00
05:14:24 PM   47   91.33    0.00    8.67    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00      0.00

7 Responses to “Done Blogging or Dumb Blogging?”


  1. 1 David Kanter March 17, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Fun with Nehalem-EX?

    David

    • 2 kevinclosson March 17, 2010 at 4:25 am

      EX? Nope. I’ve been working a couple of EX boxes pretty heavily though (2S and 4S mainly)… These are exciting times for x86.

      BTW, folks, visit David’s site! See my blogroll!

  2. 3 Doug Burns March 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Chance would be a fine thing! 😉

  3. 4 Noons March 17, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Wow! Interesting hardware you got there, Kevin! 🙂
    Been busy with our power6 box as well, it’s been very surprising how far we can push it.

  4. 6 Steve D March 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    nice Sandbox environment.

  5. 7 Noons March 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Indeed. We’re now starting to use the P6 h/w based virtualization, including vio – the full kit. Very interesting results. It suits one of our general purpose Oracle instances to a “T” and works like a charm.

    IBM have drastically reduced the cost of memory for P6, with the P7 coming online. We’re now beefing our i570 to half a TB, I’m getting around 150GB for my main DW production instance! Y-U-M!!! That thing flies!

    Currently doing around 7TB/day of ETL and DW reporting, ramping up drastically at the end of 2010 when we expand the DW to upload shopping centre traffic. As soon as this thing hits 20TB/day, I’m going to push like crazy for an Exadata! Will be bumping against the wall on the Clarions then.


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