A hardware question

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Mon Apr 28 10:05:50 MSD 2008

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 10:52:59PM -0700, mike wrote:

> In your opinion, would you go with lower clock speed quad cores, or
> higher clock speed dual cores?

>From my expirience nginx needs more CPU in 3 cases:
1) nginx does many gzipping,
2) nginx handles many SSL connections,
3) kernel processes a lot of TCP connections.
   "A lot" means about at least 3,000 requests/s.

I would use quad core for PHP and dual core for nginx.

Igor Sysoev

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