[erlang-questions] cheap low-power boards

Ben Hood <>
Mon Dec 29 13:59:46 CET 2008


Martin,

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Martin Scholl <> wrote:
> nice idea! Have you done some benchmarking to compare the performance of
> these devices with standard pc hardware? Would be interesting to know
> the performance/watt ratio for this kind of deployment.

Not really because we haven't spent too much time benchmarking the
server at all.

Obviously there are some standard benchmarks such as throughput and
latency, but these are generally used to compare different releases
against each other.

Defining what constitutes a benchmark is to an extent a subjective
task and hence will depend on what your use case is.

There are not same types of well defined independent benchmarks for
messaging systems as there are for SQL databases, for example.

Having said this, our benchmarks are part of our standard client
library and you could easily install a Rabbit cluster on both sets of
hardware and run them yourself.

HTH,

Ben



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