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From: unido!gmdzi!jc@seismo.CSS.GOV (Juergen Christoffel)
Subject: Buying a Lispm Server [?]
Date: 21 Jan 87 04:30:57 GMT
Hello Lispm hackers.
My company is just about to buy a server machine for our 18 symbolics machines
and I'm engaged into the decision making process. And now I'm wondering...
Buy a lispm?
Seems to be the best server for serving lispms only?
What model? 3675?
... should be a really fast server
What memory needs a server-only machine? 4MB? 8MB? Or even more?
Will 4MB be sufficient? All our symbolics here have at least 8MB...
and it will run the mailer, a print spooler, and some goodies :-)
515MB? An eagle? One? Or two in order to keep paging and lmfs apart?
It should store all sources, the namespace, documentation and even some
of our projects' files.
What's about backup?
Is a streamer sufficient? Does a *real* tape drive provide faster
backup? [Or is it slower?]
Your experience is welcome!
Anybody made some pereformance measures? Some tricks in configuring such a
server machine? ... besides increasing wired lmfs-buffers and the like...
Thanks a lot
P.S. One minor problem: should one still buy a 3640 today?