[OSM-talk] New database server on the way

Nick Hill nick at nickhill.co.uk
Fri Apr 21 20:11:11 BST 2006

I have spent the day building a new server which I anticipate will be 
used for MySQL. The processing and memory components were chosen for 
database friendliness.

We can deploy the system once the hosting beaurocracy is sorted.

I have performed my favourite benchmark- compiling the linux kernel.

for kernel 2.6.15-2 on Debian sarge i386, I performed

make clean; make defconfig; time make -j2

When pushing the processors up to the physical limits, it compiled the 
Linux kernel and all the default drivers repeatedly in 2 minutes 11 
seconds. I'd say that's satisfactory!

Assuming you have the necessary build tools, you can perform the same 
benchmark as follows;

wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-
tar -jxf linux-
cd linux-
make clean; make defconfig; time make -j2

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