[Mongrel] How many mongrel servers should I run in my cluster?

Jason A. Hoffman jason at joyent.com
Sun Sep 3 13:43:26 EDT 2006

On Sep 3, 2006, at 10:40 AM, Jared Brown wrote:
> The company I work for is launching a new web site tomorrow.
> News of our launch will be published in major publications  
> throughout the week so I want to make sure we are prepared for the  
> load.
> Production Environment:
> HP Proliant server w/ 8GB RAM and dual AMD64 Opterons
> Memcache is used as the session and fragment store (512MB for it)
> MySQL is running on a seperate server in the same rack
> We use the mysql gem for Ruby for greater speed and reliability
> This server is dedicated to running just this rails app, so how  
> many mongrel servers should I put in the cluster?
> And how many clusters should I setup?
> The server needs to survive tens of thousands of page views per hour.

What are the mongrels behind?

- Jason

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