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Old 2016-04-01, 16:41   #5
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Originally Posted by Fred View Post
I'm having trouble deciding between 1 worker and 4 workers in terms of overall efficiency on a particular machine. I ran 30 minute benchmarks (BenchTime=1800) twice, and get close (but different) results. Is this the equivalent to a "statistical tie", and I should just randomly pick a configuration (1, 2, or 4 workers) and just forget about it?
Your example is a toss-up. What OS did you use? I found that Windows 7 gave me wide-ranging results. Ubuntu server was very consistent. Ubuntu with GUI was also pretty steady. Personally, I use 20 or 30 second throughput benchmarks.
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