Re: Why 4 Procs

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 18:16:37 -0500

Why do you think that Exchange needs that configuration?

(Oh - and any comparison between sendmail and Exchange is specious.
Exchange is much more than just email.)

Any system configuration is dependent upon the specified needs.

-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 6:12 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Why 4 Procs


is it just me or am I the only one saying: why 2 proc let alone 4 proc?

For a 500 user system, it should be comfortably handled with a P3/1GHz
one would think.  A Linux P3/1GHz system can comfortably handle 2000
users, all else being equal (disk space, RAM etc.) so why does Exchange
need 4 procs Xeon 2.4GHz for the same load?

Perhaps there is a tendency to over-spec the server "just in case" ?  Or
is it really necessary?


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