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Old 30 Mar 2008, 20:05
alexi alexi is offline
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Originally Posted by PSS View Post

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One server:
RHEL 5 64-bit
Sphinx search
Litespeed Enterprise Server 3
2 x Intel Xeon-Woodcrest 5148
2x SAS-SCSI (15k rpm) + SATA + NAS

Server can handle much more than above needs, it's on light load now.

--------------- Added 19 Jan 2008 at 22:13 ---------------

Sorry but that is simply not true.

Load is essentially "processes in queue". 1*cores load means all works in about realtime. To interpret any loads higher than that is not that straighforward. What those processes are, are their queuing really slowing things down, how long do the queued processes need to execute etc?
I can see this. I can't believe the load difference since we switched to a SAN. I would think NAS would have the same functionality. It really seems to be all about the drives. I'm not about to try it but I bet I could get away with not having seperate front end servers.
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