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Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at PROLOCATION.NET
Fri Jan 23 09:05:00 GMT 2004


> We have five Dell 2650s. Each with 2x2GHz P4 Xeon and 2GB RAM. They all
> run RedHat Linux, Exim, MailScanner (duh..), SpamAssassin and Sophos
> (with perl-SAVI).
> On an average day, they receive about 80 000 messages each, and deliver
> apx. 125 000[1]. That adds up to about 2GB incoming and 2.5GB outgoing
> data. I haven't done any real benchmarking, but it seems each of them
> can handle about 12 000 messages in an hour at most. We could probably
> tune them to handle more, though.

You should be able to process at least 2 or three times this total load in
one single box as you describe above...


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