[Mongrel] Determining ideal number of Mongrels for an app?

Gregor Battig gbattig at optaros.com
Tue Nov 28 12:02:25 EST 2006

Hey Joe,

here's the link I have bookmarked for this: http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/mongrel-users/2006-May/000200.html

As far as I know, that's still the way to go.


----- Joe Ruby <joeat303 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What's a rule of thumb for guesstimating how many
> Mongrels to use in a cluster for an app? I have an app
> that gets about 5000 unique visitors per day. I
> figured I'd give it plenty of Mongrels -- twenty to be
> specific. After running out of memory and hitting the
> swap periodically, I scaled it back to five and it
> still seems to serve up visitors fine. So, is there
> some super-secret math fomula I can use to determine
> the ideal number of Mongrels I should start in a
> cluster for an app?
> Joe
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