New Server Specs?
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Wed Apr 4 11:26:16 IST 2007
We get about 20,000 mails a week (about 80% are spam) and a general
desktop spec pc with 1GB of ram is proving to be more than ample and we
are doing a lot of checks.
I would say CPU is probably the limiting factor on our system. The disk
IO is not going to have any issue going beyond the 60MB/day we are
currently transfering and we currently have 170MB of free memory with
83MB buffers and 140MB cached.
On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 11:12, Paul Hutchings wrote:
> Looking for a little feedback.
> I've been evaluating MailScanner for a couple of weeks now and it
> seems 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
> can process up to 1,4 million of messages/day" and we accept and
> process maybe 30,000 on a busy week I think it's fair to say that
> pretty much any new server we buy will be more than sufficient.
> My question is, broadly speaking which would be best to have more of,
> CPU, 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.
> Paul Hutchings
> Network Administrator, MIRA Ltd.
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