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plottersdev
26-Sep-2016, 11:17
Hi,

I would like to know what is the best option for a Java developer workstation. My main interest is to build applications in Java using gradle. It is currently setup using a RAMdisk to speed up compilation time. Important for me is:


Java JDK availability: is SUSE JDK faster than openSUSE?
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 support
fileIO optimization (using RAMDisk and PCIe Flash SSD)


Which OS is optimized for this? Is it better to use SUSE 12 or is openSUSE a better option?

Thanks in advance,

Bart

ab
26-Sep-2016, 11:46
On 09/26/2016 04:24 AM, plottersdev wrote:
>
> I would like to know what is the best option for a Java developer
> workstation. My main interest is to build applications in Java using
> gradle. It is currently setup using a RAMdisk to speed up compilation
> time. Important for me is:
>
>
> - Java JDK availability: is SUSE JDK faster than openSUSE?

Either way you probably want to just get the Sun/Oracle JDK, wouldn't you?
I think both distributions now come with the OpenJDK, which should work
for most things, but if you're planning on using a certain environment
might as well have everything you're used to in place regardless of the
distribution.

> - NVIDIA Quadro 4000 support

Probably identical, unless the still-newer kernel in openSUSE
(particularly in Tumbleweed) helps out here.

> - fileIO optimization (using RAMDisk and PCIe Flash SSD)

Both distributions come with the /dev/shm ramdisk by default, and you
could always create another I suppose.

> Which OS is optimized for this? Is it better to use SUSE 12 or is
> openSUSE a better option?

Just my own opinion, but I doubt either is much better-suited than the
other, and since both openSUSE LEAP (42.1) and SLE 12 SP1 has the same
base packages, they should be fairly similar. openSUSE Tumbleweed is the
rolling release, so it'll have newer stuff, bleeding edge things, so that
may or may not be good for you assuming you update as often as it will let
you.


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plottersdev
28-Sep-2016, 19:54
What I have learned so far


Use Gnome, NOT KDE
Partition all drives using btfrs
SLES 12 is faster than openSUSE tumbleweed and LEAP


So best setup is using SLES 12 using Gnome. Still, the write speed of th e Z turbo drive is not at it's maximum, and the processor is still waiting for the drive to finish.

My question: is there support for SLES 12 workstation available for tuning the workstation for this specific application (SW development)?

plottersdev
28-Sep-2016, 20:20
https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/sles-1112-os-tuning-optimisation-guide-part-1/

Now that helps :)

smflood
28-Sep-2016, 20:32
plottersdev Wrote in message:

> What I have learned so far
>
>
> - Use Gnome, NOT KDE
> - Partition all drives using btfrs
> - SLES 12 is faster than openSUSE tumbleweed and LEAP
>
>
> So best setup is using SLES 12 using Gnome. Still, the write speed of th
> e Z turbo drive is not at it's maximum, and the processor is still
> waiting for the drive to finish.
>
> My question: is there support for SLES 12 workstation available for
> tuning the workstation for this specific application (SW development)?

Since you had posted in this forum which is for issues relating to
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) I had thought that was what
you were asking about but now you have mentioned (SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server (SLES) which introduces another option - for
SLES there is an optional, chargeable Workstation Extension which
adds the Desktop features to Server and is aimed at
development.

Oh and KDE is now an option for SLE12 SP1 and later.

HTH.
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plottersdev
28-Sep-2016, 21:54
That is what is installed now SLES with workstation extension. Is there support to tune the system with this combination?