iiBench Contest Results
|Who||Engine||Total Time||Terminal Rate||Notes|
|Mark Callaghan||InnoDB||106.2 hours||~1,800||Google Patches
Tuned my.cnf parameters
10 disk SW RAID 0
|Fake Amelia||MyISAM||31.5 hours||avg 8,800||400 Partitions|
|Devananda vdv||InnoDB||22 hours||10,000||128GB Memory*|
|Devananda vdv||InnoDB||10 hours||~16,000||128GB Memory*
4 parallel iiBench.exe
We intended iiBench to stress I/O bound indexed insertion workloads, and to produce useful indexes.
- Mark Callaghan matched our intent the best, and his hardware configuration is close enough to the challenge that I’ll declare it
within bounds. Mark achieved the highest InnoDB performance.
- Fake Amelia got the best performance on MyISAM, and although I am concerned that spreading indexes across 400 partitions may provide poor query performance, query performance wasn’t explicitly part of the challenge. Fake Amelia achieved the highest MyISAM performance.
- Although Devananda employed of 128GB (well above the contest limit of 16GB), his results provide an interesting measure of what
happens when disk I/O is not the bottleneck.
We have received some excellent suggestions for how to improve iiBench. My two favorite suggestions are
- to include deletions in the workload, and
- to include periodic queries in the workload.