Distribute files to different file systems to use the combined bandwidth of the file systems assuming each file system uses an independent physical disk sub-system. Distributing files to different file systems can increase performance on a grid that uses either a shared file system or symmetric multiprocessing (SMP).
For optimal I/O bandwidth choose a file system that distributes files across multiple storage devices. If you use a clustered file system, distribute the files between servers. If possible, place the source, target, and cache files on different storage devices.
Use the following guidelines when you distribute files on file systems:
If you place source files on a file system that enables the Integration Service to read data from a large number of files, tune the file system read-ahead setting before caching large files.
If you place temporary files on a file system that enables the Integration Service to read data from large files and write to temporary files, tune the file system read and write settings for large files.
If you place target files on a file system that enables the Integration Service to write large files to the disk, tune the file system for simultaneous large block writes. Target files can include merge files for partitioned sessions. Since partitioned sessions on a grid need to write files to the disk, tune the file system for optimal locking performance.