We have benchmark parties! Yes , I spend my weekend glued to the LCD running benchmarks day and night. While it may seem like the work of a madman or a lonely bunch of geeks without a date who are just trying to pass the time before their WOW quest begins… its really rather fun.
Check out this: The RamSan 500 …. I have had access to this bad boy this week to perform all kinds of interesting test. How fast is it? 50-50 read/write benchmarks I am pulling down 24K iops and I am not taxing the drive ( the benchmark system’s cpu is only a quad core with 2gb of memory )… I will have a report for you later this week.
What else? Well my ec2 trials and tribulations continue… sometimes I feel like I am trying to squeze performance out of an old 386 ( without the co-processor ).
Of course I am splitting my time on some Waffle related stuff as well… I am reading & testing out some of the other open source patches out their to see if their is any benefit in Waffle. In fact I am running some tests with the google IO patches and the Percona IO patches. So far not a lot of benefit in waffle, but I am still playing around.