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New Mac Mini Server and FMS 11 performance?

Question asked by BruceHerbach on Feb 10, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2012 by BruceHerbach

Has anyone done a speed comparison of FMS 11 on a Lion server? If so what did you find?


I set up a new Mac Mini Lion server with FMS 11. The server has w Ghz i7 processor 8 Gbytes ram and SSD disks. After installing a set of data bases, I did a side by side comparison with my older Snow Leopard Server. The Snow Leopard server has 5400 RPM disks, 2.5 Ghz Core 2 duo CPU and 4 Gbytes ram.


As a test using a MacBook Pro as a client I ran the same setup and had the client run a script that updates a 1000 record data set. The result of the test is when the client uses the older Snow Leopard server the update completes 4 to 5 seconds faster then the new Lion Server.


I'm having Apple check the server to be sure it is working properly, but they were surprised at the result. I know the older CPU is faster, but thought the SSD disks would more then compensate for this.


Any thoughts or suggestions on how to speed this up would be appreciated.