[Mimedefang] Size and scaling questions
Clayton, Nik [IT]
nik.clayton at citigroup.com
Mon Dec 2 11:54:01 EST 2002
> > Broadly speaking, a 4GB 4CPU E420 with Sendmail, MIMEDefang, and
> > SpamAssassin will max out at around 5.5 messages a second. By that
> > I mean that the load hits 32, which seems like a reasonable
> ceiling to
> > use.
> Really? My $499 (Canadian!) el-cheapo AMD Duron test box with 128MB
> of RAM maxes out at around 2.2 messages/second. Admittedly, the test
> scenario is somewhat unrealistic -- another fast machine on a fast LAN
> sending directly to the Duron -- but still, the difference between it
> and your Sun is surprisingly small.
A chunk of that is probably because this is with older versions of both
MD and SA, and their code bases have improved from a performance
perspective. The process for testing new versions prior to deployment
takes some time here :-)
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