[CHiPPS] Questions on Blis
nowozin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 03:00:05 EDT 2009
Alessandro Tiberi wrote:
> Do you thing that adding a "compressing" wrapper to the node
> description would help? I was thinking of something like zipping the
> description of not used nodes before storing them... if this makes any
> sense. Thank you again!
It can make sense when using a fast compression/decompression method.
For example, lzop (http://www.lzop.org/) has this goal and states this
at their page as:
"On modern systems, when making backups of terrabyte of data, lzop is
usually IO-bound and not CPU-bound, which means that you can both
decrease storage requirements and effectively reduce backup time by
quite an amount."
Effectively, if you can compress faster than the disk I/O, then
compression reduces the overall time required.
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