Open, Robust and Performant Preservation/Archival - First Steps
By Ericreid-Oracle on Jul 23, 2009
As part of the Sun Open Archive for Digital Repositories effort, Sun has been working closely with Fedora Commons to develop and characterize performance of Fedora on Sun (OpenSolaris, ZFS, Sun Storage 7000 appliances, Sun Storage JBOD storage).
The first phase of performance testing and configuration validation was completed recently, with encouraging performance observed from Fedora, running on OpenSolaris 2008.11 and using RAID0 ZFS Pools. Much, much more testing is needed (and is underway at this writing), but much of what we've seen so far bests any Fedora performance testing done to date.
There's quite a compelling case to be made with the combination of Sun hardware and open source OS and application stack, so we're pretty excited about this work.
Check out the attached documents:
- Poster presented by Sun and Fedora Commons at Open Repositories '09
- FInal version of this first performance testing document released this month - ingest and access performance of Fedora on OpenSolaris, ZFS and JBODs