Strange Configuration

When you read disclosures about somewhat strange benchmark configurations, it would be nice to mandate explanations of benchmark configuration. Why did you opt for this configuration? For example: “As part x of benchmark y is disk-bound, the most feasible choice was doubling the harddisks” or “As TPC-H scales better on our smaller nodes, we choosed them in favor of larger nodes”). The customer can learn a thing or two about hardware sizing and the tradeoff game in finding the right hardware and the manufacture can hide less issues in their product portfolio. Sometimes it´s more interesting to know why a system wasn´t used instead of knowing the outcome of the benchmark for the choosen system.