I used to believe that for Desktops especially that the "ondemand" CPUfrequency changing that kernels included with Ubuntu and Debian based distros have would be sufficient for snappy performance.
However, you can feel the lack of performance on the fastest computer if you have ondemand. A lot of times even under high load 100% of your CPUfrequency in MHz will not be used.
For example a 2.8Ghz CPUmay only run at 1.8MHz or even .9GHz. Now........
Occasionally my whole screen locks up and I cannot even swith to the console and I find this in my syslog:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
The strange thing is that usually the first install or two will work on any new machine but then it suddenly won't. I had this experience on QEMU 2.13 on a different machine. There is something finicky or buggy about the CUCM installer even when choosing the same virtual hardware specs.
QEMU PC emulator version 0.12.1 (qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.506.el6_10.1), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard
iw dev wlan0 station dump
This is very useful because it is helpful if you are running something like hostapd and need to see the signal strength and negotiated connection speed.
Station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff (on wlan0)
inactive time: 16309 ms
rx bytes: 25451
rx packets: 325
tx bytes: 44381
tx packets: 159
tx retries: 0
tx failed: 0
signal: -72 [-72] dBm
signal avg: -72 [-72] dBm........
I've got one of these for testing projects from work at home and got more than I bargained for with the time I've spent on it due to the storage handing/Perc 6/i cards.
My particular model came with the following:
2U Rack Mount Server with Rails
2xOpteron 2373 EE (Quad Core, there is a 6-core version that can be found at times)
2 x 250GB Seagate SATA
2 x Dell Perc 6/i (horrible and a nightmare to work........
At first it was configured as a RAID 0, then I deleted the Virtual Disk Group.
I thought both drives would be shown and detected in Linux as sda and sdb but it actually shows nothing.
To make them work you have to hit Ctrl+R before the system boots (when prompted) and create a Virtual Disk Group. In my case I created each one as RAID 0 (with a single drive only) as I just wanted JBOD but there is no such option or default in these Dell Pe........
This was unbelievable how much the Xen kernel slows things down, keep in mind both tests were done on the hostnode, one was with the Openvz-Xen hybrid kernel and the other was just OpenVZ. You can see the performance difference is nearly 300% better when not using the Xen kernel.
OpenVZ-Xen Kernel Test Results (I was wondering what was wrong/so slow with my Core i5!)
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