Reply to post: Sometimes those results are about how much money you're willing to spend

HPC botherer DDN breaks file system benchmark record

Steve Chalmers

Sometimes those results are about how much money you're willing to spend

I'm very impressed by the DDN result, but would point out that DDN was running 72 SSDs inside vs E8 running just 24.

Back the last time I ran a team doing a benchmark of this kind, about 20 years ago, (1) we had to tie up over a million dollars worth of equipment for months, and (2) we had a competitor who had quietly made it clear that if anyone beat their number, they'd just come back with more equipment and win again. This looks like a much saner benchmark :)

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