New Server Specs?

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Wed Apr 4 11:21:00 IST 2007


Memory is normally the biggest requirement and easiest to fix...- 1GB
per CPU core..

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Paul Hutchings
> Sent: 04 April 2007 11:12
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: New Server Specs?
> Folks,
> Looking for a little feedback.
> I've been evaluating MailScanner for a couple of weeks now and it
> pretty clear it's more than up to what we want, so I'm looking at
> replacing our existing relay hardware.
> Given the MAQ says "A Dual Xeon with 2 GB of RAM and 15K SCSI disks
> process up to 1,4 million of messages/day" and we accept and process
> 30,000 on a busy week I think it's fair to say that pretty much any
> server we buy will be more than sufficient.
> My question is, broadly speaking which would be best to have more of,
> ram, or disk subsystem?
> I'm looking at the cheapest HP/Sun/Dell servers which tend to be SATA
> disks and slower dual-core CPUs but with plenty of memory slots.
> TIA,
> Paul
> Paul Hutchings
> Network Administrator, MIRA Ltd.
> Tel: 44 (0)24 7635 5378, Fax: 44 (0)24 7635 8378
> mailto:paul.hutchings at <mailto:paul.hutchings at>
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