[ic] CPU upgrade for IC server?

Grant 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.
>> Regards,
>> Mark
> 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.
> rick

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

- Grant

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