Leveraging the power of Twitter

Last week I posted the following twitter request“Can somebody loan me (or buy me) a Dell 2950 decked out so I can run and publish some benchmarks. Please!”

In a same day response I was offered access to use 2 x Dell 1950′s, and today I’m now actually using these machines for my own testing. I would like to thank cafemom (Barry, Anthony & Dan) for the loan of hardware.

And now the chance to better understand the RAID configuration of the DELL PERC Controllers, trying out some different RAID types, LVM configurations and disk tests. When I’m done with my System Administrator refresher, I’m then be trying some different MySQL Benchmarks to test various MySQL configuration settings including using the new Juice benchmark.

2 Responses to “Leveraging the power of Twitter”

  1. Mark Callaghan says:

    Can someone load me a thumper full of Intel X25-E disks? (hasn’t worked yet — :)

    Don’t forget to publish the results.

    Which filesystems and IO schedulers will you try?

  2. Nils says:

    Is there finally a decent linux CLI tool for those controllers?