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Hi Igor -
You know what, you're absolutely correct. It must be the head-node
bandwidth. As we keep working I'll try to update.
As for compression, well, it's on the wish list :-).
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Igor Tatarinov <igor_at_priceyeti.com> wrote:
> What kind of write throughput are you able to get? I would expect the
> network bandwidth at the NFS server node to be the bottleneck rather than
> the CPUs on that box.
> An obvious question: are you compressing the data before you write it to
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Boris Fain <boris_at_freecurve.com> wrote:
>> This may be useful to everyone. When launching a cluster on Amazon, if you
>> have a lot of processes writing to a shared EBS volume
>> NFS does become a bottleneck. Everyone's output is different, so everyone
>> will have to figure out their own limits. In our case we had to
>> limit the head node compute load to 2/8 - it simply could not handle more.
>> We have 12 8-core (xlarge high-cpu) instances, and there's quite
>> a bit of writing from each MPI thread.
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Received on Tue Dec 07 2010 - 14:19:13 EST