Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:01:49 -0700
Reply-To: elfrabo <f.boekamp@PLANET.NL>
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From: elfrabo <f.boekamp@PLANET.NL>
Subject: Re: How large should the UNIX machine have to be?
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> elfrabo wrote:
> > We expect about 40 to 50 endusers concurrently using dynamic queries
> > with parameters through the Information Delivery Portal. All
> > processing, including the webportal itself will be done on the same
> > UNIX machine (an IBM type 570).
> > Any idea how many processors we might need to handle this request?
> Your local SAS Office generally provide this service but they tend to
> be be very conservative i.e. sub-second response times. They would also
> recommend spliting the Metadata and Web server onto a separate 2
> processor machine (Windows is fine) and keeping unix for pure
> processing. Plan for 4 CPUs but make sure that you can add more.
Thanks for your answer.
We received a questionair from SI for our sizing request. The questions
are very detailed and some only can be answered by an educated guess.
So we concluded that the advice can not be more reliable than our
educated guesses. Furthermore we also estimated that the advice of SI
would be oversized: they would never take a chance to advice too little
processing power. So our final conclusion was that we better make an
educated guess ourselves.
I got a similar advice from a collegue: 4 processors to start with
should be fine. He pointed out that internal memory though is essential
in performance. Any ideas how many GB's We should plugin into the