New Database Server 6

Posted by drbrain Tue, 03 Jan 2006 05:12:34 GMT

The new database server dors is up and running smoothly. Here’s a bit of information about it:

  • Hardware
    • Dual Dual-Core Opteron 246 (four physical CPUs in two chips)
    • 8GB RAM (we’ll be upgrading to 12GB RSN™)
    • Five Ultra160 10k RPM disks using RAID 5
  • Software
    • OS: FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE
      • Running in amd64 mode
      • 4BSD Scheduler
    • DB: Mysql 4.1.16
      • Statically Linked
      • Using libthr

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  1. Shawn Smith Tue, 03 Jan 2006 05:59:56 GMT

    Looks great! Performance feels better now and I have not seen a single Oops page yet! Nice quick upgrade, good job.

  2. Chuq Tue, 03 Jan 2006 06:06:52 GMT

    Opterons and Mysql 4.1 scares me. We had all kinds of problems with that during the campaign. But: 1) MySQL 4.1 was beta 2) We were running on Fedora 3) everything was PHP instead of Ruby on Rails!

    Nicely done Robots! I’ll report any problems I see.

  3. Chuq Tue, 03 Jan 2006 06:22:10 GMT

    Asks (politely) to “Change this error message for pages not found in public/404.html”

  4. michael Tue, 03 Jan 2006 13:45:11 GMT

    Out of curiosity, how utilized is this new hardware?

  5. Eric+Hodel Tue, 03 Jan 2006 18:48:23 GMT

    It is just barely utilized

    Our previous database server ran into problems when it couldn’t fit enough of the database into memory so IO became a bottleneck. With a mirrored disk setup, this was no good.

  6. michael Wed, 04 Jan 2006 04:52:03 GMT

    Thanks for the info!