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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.

 

Bruce

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