Re: Slippery Squid

From: Joao Carlos Mendes Luis <>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 11:59:27 -0200 (EDT)

#define quoting(Peter Marelas)
// > About a month ago our technical advisor (who is situated about 400Km away)
// > suggested that we upgrade our proxy server so we purchased a new
// > machine(Intel 166/128Ram 4GB) and it was configured with Solaris 2.5 and
// > Squid 1.0.12 installed.Since it's introduction the cache serving has slowed
// > down 50% of what it use to be.
// What type of disk does this intel machine have? If its IDE this could be
// the problem.


// A SPARC 5 is superiour in I/O over your intel machines (even if it is SCSI). One of the main functions of any proxy server is to read/write from/to disk.

Just tell this to my benchmarks, where disk I/O in a Pentium 133, 64M RAM,
AHA2940U, Fast SCSI2 Disks, FreeBSD operating system got a disk performance
ratio 3 times greater than a Sun Sparc20 !!!

Integer Performance was similar, and Floating Point was slightly better
on ths Sparc system.


Joao Carlos Mendes Luis
+55 21 290-4698 ( Job )
Network Manager				UFRJ/COPPE/CISI
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Received on Wed Oct 09 1996 - 07:00:56 MDT

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