[ic] CPU upgrade for IC server?
emailgrant at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 05:21:27 UTC 2009
>> >> I'm accumulating more and more jobs that I like to have run daily. They
>> >> started out running in the middle of the night, but they're creeping
>> >> over into real traffic hours. Right now I've got a P4 single-core
>> >> 2.8Ghz CPU and 1GB RAM. Would a CPU upgrade be likely to execute the
>> >> jobs more quickly?
>> > Only if they're very CPU-intensive, which many jobs aren't.
>> I'd also be inclined to look at the jobs themselves. Are they doing
>> what they need to do in the most efficient way?
>> You might consider optimizing the jobs themselves, either before or as
>> part of throwing more hardware at the problem.
> Tossing in new hardware is tempting, but I agree; try to optimize the
> jobs first, then when you get new hardware, it will be even faster! Run
> the "top" command and see what is going on. My wild guess is that you
> are memory bound, 1G Ram these days is very little memory. I would max
> that out first if it is memory bound.
I've optimized quite a bit. These jobs are pretty mature now and just
take some time when you put them all together. Does this mean I'm
alright on memory?
Mem: 1028780k total, 709692k used, 319088k free, 55036k buffers
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