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From Toke Eskildsen>
Subject Re: search time & number of segments
Date Tue, 20 May 2014 13:46:29 GMT
On Tue, 2014-05-20 at 15:04 +0200, De Simone, Alessandro wrote:

> > Using the calculator, I must admit that it is puzzling that you have
> 2432  / 143 = 17.001 times the amount of seeks with 16 segments.
> Do you have any clue? Is there something I could test?

If your segmented index was markedly larger than the optimized, I would
say you had a lot of redundancy across segments, but this is not the

Alas, someone with better knowledge of Lucene internals will have to
step up.

> I don’t have the budget to change the hardware and it would be
> difficult for me to justify replacing a working hardware just to handle
> the same amount of data :-(

You are changing a system from being heavily optimized towards search to
be balanced between updates and search. There seems to be an assumption
that this will be without a change to hardware requirements, which I
find to be quite optimistic.

> Anyway, I certainly would have noticed a performance hit sooner or later if I had a SSD.

That is trivially true for any hardware. The question is how much scale
an upgrade will buy you. We have been using SSDs in our search servers
since late 2008.

Some observations you might find relevant:

- Toke Eskildsen, State and University Library, Denmark

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