RE: SuperDome and VPARS

  • From: "Kline.Michael" <Michael.Kline@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:54:17 -0500

Got no hits on this. I take it there aren't too many using SuperDome, or
never played much with splitting out the VPARS and comparing results.

Michael Kline

> -----Original Message-----
> We've got two data warehouses that we are going to migrate. Here were
> some of the thoughts. I was wondering if anyone had the luxury of
> testing BOTH ways and what they found out. NORMALLY the PRD database
> builds a bunch of data which this then transferred to RPT for
> so one is active and then the other, but both COULD be active at the
> same time. These are almost 2TB each, so not that big. The application
> NORMALLY shows signs of being I/O bound more than anything else due to
> the size of the data.
> Anyone "Been there, done that???"
> I'm sort of inclined to keep the current way, one VPAR.
> "I am sorry I have not been paying a much attention to the
> as I should, but I want to make a suggestion.  The Superdome resources
> for XXXXX appear to be 8 CPUs, 16 GB memory and 8 SAN cards.  As I
> understand, the current plan is to create two VPARS that have two
> permanently assigned CPU's and the ability to acquire up to 4
> CPUs.  Each would have a static amount of memory and each would have 4
> SAN cards.  I would suggest we put all of these resources into one
> That way the two instances, pfrpt, pfprd would have full access to ALL
> resources.  This could improve I/O throughput, as well as provide more
> combined memory and CPU power that two separate partitions.  I don't
> know about the other software systems (People tools, informatica), but
> this seems like a superior configuration than two vpars who will have
> unused computer resources at different times.   What do you think?"
> Michael Kline
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