[Oisf-users] BIOS setting

Brian Hennigar bhennigar at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 21:36:51 UTC 2017

Thanks Everyone!  I'll contact IBM to see what additional information they
can provide on this setting.  I'll also be sure to test both options to see
if there's any noticeable differences in performance.

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Cooper F. Nelson <cnelson at ucsd.edu> wrote:

> It's a compromise, you are trading interactivity/responsiveness for raw
> throughput.  It's like the difference between choosing the workstation
> or the server timer for the Linux kernel.  An android phone and
> high-performance SQL server have vastly different use cases.
> I personally use the server (I/O sensitive) configuration whenever
> possible on Linux servers.  However, as I've learned from Michal and
> crew, things aren't always what they seem when comes to multi-threaded
> workloads, I/O and caching.
> -Coop
> On 3/7/2017 6:04 AM, Brian Hennigar wrote:
> > "Select this choice to determine how to balance between I/O bandwidth
> > and balanced workload. Choosing I/O sensitive will get higher I/O
> > bandwidth when expansion cards are used. Choosing Balanced will allow
> > enough frequency for the workload while the microprocessor cores are
> idle."
> >
> >
> > Does anyone know if Suricata would benefit from having the I/O Sensitive
> > option enabled?
> >
> >
> --
> Cooper Nelson
> Network Security Analyst
> UCSD ITS Security Team
> cnelson at ucsd.edu x41042
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