[ldm-users] solid state drive(s) for ldm?

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  • Subject: [ldm-users] solid state drive(s) for ldm?
  • From: Neil Smith <neils@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:43:21 -0500
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Was wondering if anyone has considered or made use of speed advantages of solid 
state drives (SSD) for serving decoded ldm data to gempak, garp, and too-be 
AWIPS2 processes running on network clients? 

-- particularly in the classroom environment where visualization tools from 20+ 
network clients are hitting the same $GEMDATA/models/<model> collection at the 
same time. 

When would SSDs be worthwhile?  If the (NFS) clients are on a 100 Mbps subnet 
and server is on separate 1000 Mbps subnet, is the network the bottleneck, 
leaving modern drives or SSDs of negligible difference?

Neil Smith         neils@xxxxxxxx
Comp. Sys. Mngr., Atmospheric Sciences