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Re: Hardware Recommendation

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-04 19:14:55 CET

rbraswell@connected.com writes:

> I need to set up a svn server on Red Hat 9 for about 50 developers spread
> around the US and Europe. Can anyone recommend a good hardware
> configuration? For example, is svn able to make use of mutli-processor
> machines, or is that just a waste of money?

My unofficial opinion:

There is some concern about the use of Berkeley DB on multi-processor
machines. I've seen no hard data about real problems here except on
MacOSX (despite the growth of rumors that seem to indicate otherwise),
but better to be safe than sorry, right? That said, if you can
purchase a multi-processor machine and disable one of the processors,
you might be in a good spot once these fears have been alleviated
(either as fictional, or due to future bug fixes by the Berkeley DB

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