Shock, vibe and awe

May 20th, 2010

How to speed up your database by 50% to 250% with a single hardware upgrade: swap your rack! In Shock, vibe and awe, Robin Harris looks at the impact of disk vibration on performance, and the findings are incredible. Using a carbon fibre composite rack will reduce vibration a lot. Based on this USENIX paper by Julian Turner.

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