New machine

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Thu Sep 21 13:45:34 IST 2006

Roger Jochem wrote:
> I'm building a new web server / mail server this month. The last one is 
> becoming really slow in mail processing... It's a 2 years old machine, 
> it's allready retirement time for that machine. Today CPU and memory are 
> in some parts of the day in max utilization.
> I'm thinking in a Pentium D 930 3 Ghz Dual Core 2x2mb chache with 1 Gb 
> of memory, and 2 SATA disks (80 Gb each). Is this a good machine for the 
> service? Is somebody using 64 bits machine for this kind of server? 
> Would a 64 bits machine perform a better job?
> I'm using Centos 3 in the actual machine. In the new one I would 
> consider Centos 4 (maybe the 64 bits version, if 64 bits machine would 
> do a better job).
> This machine should deal with 20.000 messages / day (about 1 Gb in 
> size), mcafee, clamav, bitdefender, mailwatch, spamassassin, mysql, php 
> and apache 2.
> Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated!
> Regards
> Roger Jochem


more memory 1GB per CPU core is recommended...(at HT machine = 1.5 cores!)

so for your machine I'd recommend at least 2GB.

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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