The alternatives considered by SLAC are described, as are the benchmarks developed to evaluate the alternatives, and the results of those benchmarks. While netnews is the application we examined, our experience will hopefully provide inspiration for others to more carefully evaluate their applications instead of using stock benchmarks that may not correlate well with the intended use. Our results may also break down some biases and encourage the reader to consider alternatives which might otherwise have been ignored.
Presented (PPT, HTML) at the 10th USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA X) Conference, Chicago, 29 September - 4 October 1996. (Proceedings, PDF, PS.GZ)
Also published as SLAC-PUB-7254.
This work supported by the United States Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC03-76SF00515.
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