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Re: PostgreSQL vs MySQL Throughdown! Teams?

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 09:53 -0500, Mark Woodward wrote: 

> > 
> > If you guys are going to do this for real, someone should provide 2 
> > sets of identical hardware and OS.  We should also invite the MySQL 
> > ( group. 
> >   
> I don't see why we need two sets of hardware. One computer running the 
> test one after the other. There is nothing more identical than "same." 

I think it should be 2 identical systems for the following reason: The 
placement on the hard drives of the data could alter the outcome of the 
tests, especially if there's fragmentation and the like. 

2 Identical freshly-installed systems, and the FS settings should be 
tuned on both machines to max performance, like noatime, commit=60, etc. 

Or it could be one system, but the system should be reinstalled afresh 
between tests. 


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