Thanks Liam. Vey useful and nice to meet everyone at the LinuxWorld stand.
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From: Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
To: ilug at linux.ie <ilug at linux.ie>
Date: 28 April 2004 11:00
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Advice on configuration sizes please
>On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 09:46, Niall Sweeney, Eurorent Systems Ireland
>> Hi All,
>>>> I have been asked to put together a sizing matrix for Linux Servers.
Since I only have experience on the Solaris and HP-UX, I dont have alot of
experience on the Linux PC Platform. So can anyone assist me please. I need
a rough guide for the following:
>>>> 1. Small office Linux server to be used as an email and firewall server
>Doesn't need much for basic stuff. If you're going to run lots of mail
>filters (like spamassassin) and have lots of large attachments, you may
>want to go bigger. Whatever the basic Dell server box is will do this
>without trying (though give it a reasonable about of RAM..)
>>> 2. A development server for porting applications from Solaris/HP-UX
>Depends on the project IMO. If it can be parallelised, then a multi
>processor box, or a couple and distcc. If not, then the faster one you
>>Say a Dual 3G Xeon with enough RAM to work.
>>> 3. High Database server (Oracle) to support up to 100 concurrent users.
>Might as well ask Oracle.. If it was mysql it'd run on a 286, but oracle
>will have a better idea of how big you need for their lump of code.
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