[Seaside] Seaside Scaling - How successful?
ramon.leon at allresnet.com
Mon Aug 18 19:41:37 UTC 2008
> Scalability - How does one scale Seaside? I've seen GemStone/S to
> help with persistence and using Apache for static content.
> These seem
> very logical, but I'm still wondering what it takes in hardware to
> support 1K, 10K and 100K unique visitors per month to a
> Seaside based
> site. I know this will be code dependent, but I'm interested in
> seeing 1) if its even possible to hit in excess of 100K visitors per
> month and 2) what it would take from a hardware perspective to hit
> this number of visitors.
> Success Stories - Any success stories where a site is servicing in
> excess of 5K visitors per day using Seaside? If so, what did
> it take
> to get here and would you do it again? How are you handling
> persistence? What is your limit based on current hardware/software?
I'm doing around 80,000 uniques, just over a quarter million page views, a
month on this config on a single dual xeon dell 1850. I've got two 1850's
for the site but one server handles the load easily enough I've kept the
second offline. With 4 gigs of ram I still have just over a gig free and
the typical image runs at about 70 meg or so. Rarely see the CPU spike
above 40% and it's mostly under 10% on average.
The site accesses all its persistent data through web services using the
Squeak SOAP client.
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