AJP Support

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Tue Jun 24 16:24:14 MSD 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 12:17:00PM +0100, Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:

> Igor Sysoev wrote:
> >>In terms of handing off http connections, does nginx benefit most from
> >>plenty of RAM or again, is the guideline to go for a proliferation of
> >>cores?
> >>    
> >
> >If you will use nginx as proxy only, then you do not need plenty of RAM.
> >If yor use it for static files, then RAM may be used for OS VM cache.
> >  
> Right.  In this case I will not be serving any content, only terminating 
> SSL connections and passing off http requests to a pool of tomcat servers.
> So I could go with eg 2G RAM and spend the rest  of the money of faster 
> quad core chips.

Yes, 2G is more than enough.

> Incidentally, can.worms.open(at the moment, what's to choose between the 
> Intel quad cores and the AMDs?)
> Our procurement is always through Dell, so it's a fairly simple set of 
> choices.

I do not know which modern CPUs are better now.

Igor Sysoev

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