balancer only 1 cpu

Discussion in 'General' started by gdewey, May 5, 2013.

  1. gdewey

    gdewey Member

    I am evaluating the balancer and noticed there is only one cpu licence. does this means this application wont take advantage of a larger than 1 cpu server?

    what is the optimal hardware for the balancer apart from a good network adapter
  2. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    balancer is light weight since it only forward packets between backend server and user. no need powerful hardware. the bottle neck should be NIC. one CPU should be far enough to handle a 1G NIC. for multiple NICs or 10G NIC, not sure 1 CPU is enough or not and I'm not sure how to measure it. --- this is based my reading and limited knowledge, to exchange information quickly with forum users. Welcome experts' opinions on this.
  3. gdewey

    gdewey Member

    that's what I thought :) (that is was a very light weighted app).. I guess 1 GB would be enough if we don't get a DoS that fills up the BW.

    by the way it would be grate to have cache functionality on the balancer for many reasons I can think of.

    tks for your answer NiteWave

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