Multicore machine: one node vs several nodes

David Smith dizzyd at
Fri Apr 22 11:30:14 EDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Mikhail Sobolev <mss at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder what setup would be better for a machine with 16 cores.
> Please note that I do not put any meaning for "better" here. :)

My general philosophy is to start simple and construct a baseline so
that such statements can be quantified.

In this situation, I would suggest you start with a single node on a
multicore box. The odds are that you will be I/O, not CPU bound.

My $0.02. :)


Dave Smith
Director, Engineering
Basho Technologies, Inc.
dizzyd at

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