[BioC] Network install of packages
atossava at cc.helsinki.fi
Fri Nov 7 11:47:57 CET 2008
> Has anyone done any benchmarking on accessing the annotation packages
> over a network vs. a local drive? I can image (guess) that for some
> annotation packages that are frequently used, it may pay of to have
> the on a local drive, especially the SQLite based ones. Correct me if
> I'm wrong.
Using AFS as your network file system reduces the impact of this issue
or may eliminate it completely - as whatever you've read from the network
is cached on local disk.
The original poster has the admirable aim of utilizing the under-used
local disk space on a large number of boxes. However, I'd still vote
for keeping a single copy of everything rather than n copies.
Atro Tossavainen (Mr.) / The Institute of Biotechnology at
Systems Analyst, Techno-Amish & / the University of Helsinki, Finland,
+358-9-19158939 UNIX Dinosaur / employs me, but my opinions are my own.
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