Re: Why 4 Procs

  • From: "A. M. Salim" <msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 18:12:14 -0500 (EST)


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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