New server request
dominian at slackadelic.com
Tue Apr 8 14:56:48 IST 2008
> Currently we get hit with 200k to 300k connections a day that hit an
> RBL. We see 15k to 25k pipeline attempts. We spam scan almost 50% of our
> mail and we Virus scan everything that comes in. We process 4gb of mail
> a day on two servers, total around 50k to 65k message we actually
> deliver. We process 16,908 whitelist and 14,348 blacklist entries from
> Mail delivery for our clients *INCLUDES* outbound scanning and filtering
> through my smtp servers (different hardware) and coming back in through
> my MailScanner servers.
> I can get that done in 5 minutes round trip time for a message. 90% of
> that time is spent in the MS server, queues, waiting for pickup, etc. I
> think that is pretty darned good.
> That is apparently not good enough. Every month or so I get told that
> mail delivery in incredibly slow and I need to look at the servers. I
> do, and every message I check takes around five minutes.
> I need a recommendation for the root'n toot'nist, rockem sockem, nuklear
> powered, rocket fuel fed servers money can buy. I want to push a batch
> of 30 messages through a full featured install of SA, Clamav, and local
> rulesets in less than 5 seconds. Tops. When my sales director hits send
> in his outlook, I want the message to deliver so fast his laptop jumps
> from his desk.
> I think I need striped SAS disks with 15k spindles, four CPUs, and 16gb
> of ram. I am open to realistic suggestions, though humor is still
> welcome. I intend to submit a quote this week.
Lets put a quote in for a Cray.. however.. we'd have to talk the
landlord into allowing us to take over the entire half of the second
floor above us here at corporate :)
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