We are having problems with extremely poor performance building
indexes on our main server machine:
Hardware: Sun Enterprise 3000, 2 CPUs, 1.25 GB RAM
Software: Solaris 2.5.1
I compiled SRS using gcc 2.8.1
Building Genbank indexes, I discovered to my horror that it is only
managing to process about 25 entries a second, even when the machine
is otherwise completely unloaded.
At that rate, of course, the index build will take about a day and a
half. However, when it gets to merge the temporary index files it
I tried an index build on my home PC (a 350 MHz PII with 128 MB RAM)
and found it manages well over 100 records a second! How can a PC
that cost less than a thousand pounds be that much faster than a
dedicated Sun server that cost well over ten times as much?
I used to work with SGI Origin machines, and found these to be very
quick, but this Enterprise 3000 is a real dog. Does anyone have any
suggestions what we can do to improve the performance?
Thanks in advance...