OK, so now we have Linux running on everything...
Posted Jun 26, 2005 8:00 UTC (Sun) by error27
In reply to: OK, so now we have Linux running on everything...
Parent article: Linux and the Top500
So the parent post is talking about a setup with 2500 harddrives. That kind of a system will cost you over a million dollars. You can't compare it to your desktop.
It's really not fair to make comparisons between two operating systems unless you are going to be more thourough and identify the exact bottlenecks. There are a lot of variables, IDE vs SATA vs SCSI. What RAID card are you using? Which file system are you using?
Linux filesystems could do better at lowering seek times. A defrag tool would help. Another idea would be to store data used during bootup all together so boot times were quicker. I don't know very much about windows filesystems...
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