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Subject: Re: info requested
From: Daniel Roesen (droesenentire-systems.com)
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 10:30:24 CDT


On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 10:46:18AM -0400, Yacketta,Ronald J wrote:
> Gateway server class machine
> with 2 Intel 700+ MHZ processors
> 1gb of Ram
> a totally of 150 - 200gb of Disk space (scsi, with aha2940 UW card)

Go for ECC RAM and hardware RAID (0+1 config). Consider ICP Vortex
controllers (http://www.icp-vortex.com/), they and their config
software (with very extensive I/O stats) are very good. Take
more smaller disks instead of less bigger as I/O is striped over many
spindles. This gives you more throughput in general.

> Would this setup be able to handle the daily torment (close to ~2k
> messages a second) of a mail relay?

2000 per second? Are you sure?

Best regards,
Daniel

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