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kxu

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Question on benchmarking a clustered system
« on: April 26, 2016, 05:44:03 PM »
Hi there,

The SPECvirt_sc2013 FAQ mentioned this benchmark is only designed for a single host system
https://www.spec.org/virt_sc2013/docs/SPECvirt_FAQ.html#mozTocId332917

Just wonder if there are any specific technical reasons?

Let's say if I get a chassis consisting of 4 nodes (e.g. ESXi hosts), and I configure them in a single cluster (e.g. in VMware vCenter). Can I still use SPECvirt_sc2013 to benchmark this clustered system?

Thanks,
Ke

sumairkayani

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Re: Question on benchmarking a clustered system
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 11:44:38 AM »
Hello,

The specvirt_sc2013 is currently intended to fairly evaluate a single server performance.  You may be able to run it on a cluster of machines, however the results from a cluster will not be accepted by SPEC if you chose to publish.

kxu

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Re: Question on benchmarking a clustered system
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 12:59:28 PM »
Thanks for your reply.

It seems like theoretically there is no technical limitation preventing me testing a cluster without considering publication.