Re: More on Bake-Off results ...

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 11:07:15 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> > Not exactly. You have to add the price of network gear and, perhaps,
> > software required to put 50 Squids together _and_ make sure that network
> > gear does not become a bottleneck.
> >
> Actually, did a little bit of further figuring out, and if you were to get
> a 16port 100baseT Ethernet switch with Squid servers on 15 of those ports,
> *assuming* a 1:1 ratio (which isn't reasonable, but making that assumption
> anyway)... you would come pretty damn close to the 1600req/sec that the
> 4Cisco Cluster was doing...

Note that 1600 req/sec is about 175Mbits/sec. You will need a gigabit
uplink on your switch (or a "tunnel" of several 100Mbps links).
Moreover, load balancing 10+ Squids with a single switch may be tricky.
Current L4 technology is still very far from perfect, and at 1600/sec
rates, you may have to invest into more gear to make sure everything is
working as it should.
Received on Fri Oct 15 1999 - 11:19:50 MDT

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