I am currently porting ZurmoCRM to QTS platform which runs on QNAP device. But I have no ideas which processors is capable running database operation and there is no benchmark for reference, I invest on 3 products to test.
I connect NAS to computer directly, install SugarCRM from App Center, and use Firefox to list all contacts. Then I use a counter to measure time to load 1, 2, and 5 contacts clicking at the same time.
The key difference to QNAP: TS-112, QNAP TS-212P, and QNAP TS-119PII are processor speed (1.2GHz, 1.6GHz, and 2.0GHz), RAM size (256MB, 512MB, and 512MB), and storage (OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD, Seagate SV35 2TB as RAID 1, and OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD).
I test with 200 contact records provided from SugarCRM demo data.
I think the database is small and will ignore the difference. Therefore, I focus on running services, software configuration, RAM, and processors.
As you may see, as a Application Server, it is a good idea to disable unnecessary service to provide more computer power. Disable Media Library bring huge improvement on performance.
The database are small, I didn’t see great different on invest more physical RAM or provide more memory for scripts. There are still lots of RAM available to use.
A better processor brings some improvement. But the improvements among Marvell 88F6281 1.2GHz (QNAP TS-112), Marvell 88F6282 1.6GHz (QNAP TS-212P), and Marvell 88F6282 2.0GHz (QNAP TS-119PII) are small, Intel Atom D510 provides much more acceptable performance for five concurrent contact loading.
For CRM, it is not a good idea to use Marvell 88F6282 SoC and Marvell 88F6281 SoC. I shouldn’t invest on these NAS and expect them to run as a micro server for CRM application. Intel Atom Processor seems to be a better choice within 5 people.
There is any interested comparison on ARM Cortex – A8 vs. Intel Atom : Architectural and Benchmark Comparisons by Katie Roberts-Hoffman, Pawankumar Hegde. But I haven’t see any benchmark between ARMADA XP and Intel Atom Processor, I will update when I get more information.
- QNAP: QTS
- Connect NAS to your Computer Directly
- QNAP: App Center (QPKG)
- QNAP: QNAPedia Community Wiki: Category:SugarCRM
- Mozilla: Firefox
- QNAP Turbo NAS User Manual: Media Library
- PHP: PHP Manual: Appendices: php.ini directives: memory_limit
- PHP: PHP Manual: Appendices: php.ini directives
- Intel: Intel Atom Processor D510
- Shuttle X50V2 Datasheet
- QNAP TS-212P
- QNAP: TS-112
- QNAP TS-119PII
- Seagate Surveillance HDD
- Trusted Review: OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD review
- Wiki: Standard RAID levels: RAID 1
- Marvell: Marvell 88F6282 SoC
- Marvell: Marvell 88F6281 SoC with Sheeva Technology
- Marvell ARMADA XP
- Intel Atom Processor
- EETimes: Marvell quad-core ARM targets x86 servers
- SemiAccurate: Marvell ARMADA XP Processors: ARM for the datacenter?
- Intel: Intel Atom Processor D2700
- Wiki: List of Intel Atom microprocessors: CE SoCs: Dual-Core CE SoCs
- Intel Newsroom: Intel Launches System-on-Chip Storage Solution Designed for Simple Video Transcoding and Streaming
- ARM Cortex – A8 vs. Intel Atom : Architectural and Benchmark Comparisons University of Texas at Dallas EE6304 Computer Architecture Course Project – Fall 2009 by Katie Roberts-Hoffman, Pawankumar Hegde