[nycbug-talk] hadoop - sharing a server?

Mark Saad mark.saad at ymail.com
Thu May 13 10:27:27 EDT 2010

  Ed the guy who gave the hadoop talk, uses Hadoop on VServer  on  Debian . 

Mark Saad
mark.saad at ymail.com

----- Original Message ----
> From: Pat McEvoy <mcevoy.pat at gmail.com>
> To: Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net>
> Cc: talk at lists.nycbug.org
> Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 1:18:03 AM
> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] hadoop - sharing a server?
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Charles Sprickman <
> ymailto="mailto:spork at bway.net" 
> href="mailto:spork at bway.net">spork at bway.net> wrote:
> Hi 
> all,
> I just recently went back and listened to the hadoop 
> presentation from a few
> months ago.  The timing was great, as I've been 
> tasked with setting up a
> basic hadoop environment for pulling some stats 
> out of a ton of mail logs.
>  We'll likely be using HBase, but will be 
> looking at Pig as well.
> I have a 3-node test setup running on 
> FreeBSD 8.0 in VMWare.  I was
> pleasantly surprised that Java was not a 
> real pain to get going.  In short,
> this all looks good, and it looks 
> like it would be easy enough to copy one
> of these nodes to a jail, 
> archive that jail, and then deploy a bunch of
> these things all over the 
> place.
> So my question...  What we're looking to do with Hadoop 
> does not yet justify
> going out and buying a half dozen or so servers. 
>  I'd like to jail it on a
> bunch of our existing servers.  The nature of 
> the load on these things is
> that they have widely varying workloads with 
> many lulls during the day.  The
> nature of the jobs we want to run on the 
> hadoop cluster is that basically we
> can wait as long as it takes for 
> now.  So is anyone running hadoop nodes on
> servers not dedicated to this 
> task?  Does it respond to being niced down?
>  Are there some resource 
> utiliztion knobs I've missed in all the quicky
> howto's I've 
> read?
> Thanks,
> Charles
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