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Hardware Recommendations

From: Anthony Glover <gloverae_at_elmco.com>
Date: 2004-05-24 23:49:06 CEST

I know this is not exactly subversion specific, but I am about to
spec/price out a dedicated (linux) server for housing our Subversion
repository. The repository will house some large binary files that will
be accessed both locally and remotely via Apache. I know that
Subversion uses binary deltas to increase performance, but I'm assuming
that I need to still concentrate on getting a system that has fast hard
drives and a good network card. Are there any other features that I
should focus on or avoid when setting up a large repository for
Subversion? Does internal memory or cpu speed make much difference or
is it mainly I/O that I should worry about? I have heard that SSL
encryption/decryption can put a significant load on a system; so, if
I'm accessing my repository via HTTPS, I guess that would dictate a
fast processor. Are there any known problems with RAID systems and


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