In the last episode (Jan 05), Travis Reeder said:
> I'm sure this has been asked before, but I cannot find solid evidence
> as to whether switching would provide us with any benefits.
> We currently run MyIsam tables on 4.1.x and we are continuously
> processing 24 hours/day and using about 20 tables heavily. The
> process is generally doing Updates or Inserts depending on whether
> the row is available for updates, otherwise new rose is inserted and
> then updates until the next time bucket. It's always a different
> time bucket though, not always the same row being used. We found
> that running 3 processing threads seems to be around optimal (10 was
> too many, 1 was too little) for being able to process the maximum
> amount. Mysql runs at 100% pretty much constantly.
100% CPU? Sounds like you might be CPU-bound.