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[Support #GTN-702792]: HW Recommendations

Jami and Bill,

Do you keep a running log of the activity/load on the system
so we know if this is typical?

This looks pretty much what we'd expect for a relay system...
As I mentioned before, you're just fine CPU wise.  As the data 
volumes/rates grow, you'll want to keep that data in the queue 
(and in memory). All of our relay systems have 16GB of memory 
(8-12GB queue) and we usually spend more on the memory than we 
do on the system itself.

I'd look to buy a system that can hold at least 16GB of memory,
and populate as much of it as you can as compared to upgrading 
CPU's to the fastest quad-core.

Let me know if this helps or you have other questions.


> Jami
> Here it the top info from our active ldmradar
> 17:13:50  up 3 days, 21:17,  1 user,  load average: 3.16, 2.91, 1.27
> 101 processes: 100 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU0 states: 0.2% user 0.2% system   0.0% nice   0.0% iowait  99.1% idle
> CPU1 states: 0.2% user 0.3% system   0.0% nice   0.0% iowait  99.0% idle
> CPU2 states: 1.0% user 3.3% system   0.0% nice   0.0% iowait  95.2% idle
> CPU3 states: 0.4% user 3.1% system   0.0% nice   0.0% iowait  96.0% idle
> Mem:  4003452k av, 2740976k used, 1262476k free,  0k shrd,  209220k buff
> 2397204k actv,   33908k in_d,     660k in_c
> Swap: 2040212k av,       0k used, 2040212k free          2204908k cached
> Bill
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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: GTN-702792
Department: Support LDM
Priority: High
Status: Closed

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