For the upcoming storage performance tests for docker, MySQL, etc. I build a decent test machine. This box will be called Testverse (Test Universe). Please no comments about the cables 🙂
But why do I use universe in the name?
I learned years ago (feels like ages) that the first step when forming sentential logic statements is to the define your universe. That means a statement can be true or false depending on the environment (universe).
- Statement I am saying right now: “I am drunken.” which is not true.
- but the same statement at a Saturday evening with friends at a bar maybe true.
So it is important for performance tuning/analysis/testing to clearly define how and in which environment you are testing. If you do so, others are able to repeat the same tests or can compare it to similar environments. This helps to prove your statements or to prove you are wrong. Even if others prove that you are wrong, its good, because then your are able to improve or correct your statement. Remember the 8PP 1.2.
The table is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server which will be the OS if not mentioned separately in other posts.
|Chieftec Smart CH-09B-B||Midi Tower||-||-||-|
|ASUS P9X79 PRO||Socket 2011 with X79 Chipset||4801 |
(4701 before 14.09.2015)
|-||Intel SpeedStep On
HT - On
Intel VT - On
Intel VT-d On
|Intel Core i7-3820 Bx||4 Cores @3,6Ghz||-||-||OC - Off
Turbo mode - on
|64GB-Kit Corsair XMS3||8 x 8GB Modules||-||-||DRAM at 1347Mhz|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 650||cheap GPU , not really needed||-||-||-|
|Samsung 840 SSD 128GB||128 GB SSD at SATA 3.1 - 6 Gb/s||DXT09B0Q||test drive
|Samsung 840 SSD 128GB||128 GB SSD at SATA 3.1- 6 Gb/s||DXT09B0Q||OS drive
|Sandisk/Fusion-IO PX-600 1000||PCIe Flash card||8.9.1||4.2.1||test drive
|Samsung EcoGreen F4||HD204UI at SATA 2.6 - 3 Gb/s||1AQ10001||test drive
|Brocade CNA 1020||2 x 10 Gbit/s Ethernet Adapter||3.2.5||bna - 184.108.40.206||1 x 10Gbe mainly for cluster interconnection|
|Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gbit/s (Onboard)||1 x 1Gbit/s Ethernet||0.13-4||e1000e - 2.3.2-k||management interface|
|be quiet! SYSTEM POWER 7||600W power supply||-||-||hope 600W will be enough|