Re: Busy caches on Linux ???

From: Dax Kelson <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:00:37 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Andrew Cormack wrote:

> We currently run a single site cache on a DEC Alpha box, handling just
> over 500K TCP requests a day. I'm now considering upgrading it to a
> multi-cache setup in the interests of fault-tolerance, and wondered
> whether Intel hardware running Linux would be up to the job ? Although
> I plan to replace one cache with two, I feel I should plan for at least a
> doubling of the number of connections, so I'd want each of the Linux
> caches to be capable of handling 500K requests a day. If you are already
> running a Linux squid cache of similar (or larger!) size to this, I'd be
> very grateful for any information on what sort of hardware you are using
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew

PentiumII 266Mhz, 384MB RAM, 2 x 4.5GB UW SCSI for cache, 500K hits per

hardly even feeling it
Received on Mon Jun 29 1998 - 16:09:17 MDT

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