FYI: Netscape FastTrack Server for Linux

FYI: Netscape FastTrack Server for Linux

Post by Kelly Harriso » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00



http://www.caldera.com/mnews/npr/fasttrk.html

Netscape and Caldera are porting FastTrack server to Linux.  They also
mention porting Nav. Gold 3.0, but that's not news, is it?  Anyway, I'm
trying to find out about free use for educational institutions (a la
Netscape's licensing policy), downloadable demos, LiveWire, and
server-side java.  I'll post more when I hear back from Caldera.

 
 
 

1. fyi, Promise FastTrack w/ SMP seems to work

As we rejoin the saga, I continue to build my new PC. I bought a
SuperMicro P6DBE motherboard a few months ago as they approached
obsolesence, and pair of 800 MHz PIIIs with 100MHz FSB.  I put 512M ECC
memory in the box, but stayed with my existing ATA/33 HD(!).

Well, the guys at The Duke of URL(1) said that the Promise ATA/100 RAID
controller worked under Linux (red hat 7) now, so I figured it was time to
balance out my system.  I bought two 30G Maxtor 7200RPM drives ($125 ea)
and the Promise controller ($129 at fry's.  $99 elsewere, but out of
stock).

I had a scary moment when the kernel paniced on the driver Duke pointed
to, but luckily someone had put a pointer to the SMP version in the Duke
message boards ... and I'm up and typing through it now.

"Bonnie" is a simple disk benchmark(2), results for my old K6-233, 64M,
and ATA/33 were:

    -------Sequential Output-------- ---Sequential Input-- --Random--
    -Per Char- --Block--- -Rewrite-- -Per Char- --Block--- --Seeks---
 MB K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU  /sec %CPU
100  1469 98.7  5728 92.4  2487 85.3  1523 98.5  5559 92.8 116.3 20.5

My Dual PIII, 512M, and ATA/33

    -------Sequential Output-------- ---Sequential Input-- --Random--
    -Per Char- --Block--- -Rewrite-- -Per Char- --Block--- --Seeks---
 MB K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU  /sec %CPU
100  7057 99.3  7787  7.8  3398 19.7  6463 99.0 220327 96.8 18945.1 198.9

And now the Dual PIII, 512M, and the Promise at RAID-0

    -------Sequential Output-------- ---Sequential Input-- --Random--
    -Per Char- --Block--- -Rewrite-- -Per Char- --Block--- --Seeks---
 MB K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU K/sec %CPU  /sec %CPU
100 10251 99.2 44209 37.1 24080 80.7  9580 97.5 433391 97.3 18535.5 199.3

I don't know if I'm getting everything out of it that I should ... but
it does seem to go faster.

John

1 - http://www.thedukeofurl.org/reviews/misc/promisehowto/
2 - http://www.textuality.com/bonnie/
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