slighty OT: new hardware for a mapserver application

Brent Fraser bfraser at GEOANALYTIC.COM
Tue Aug 9 16:54:12 EDT 2005


  Here's some "slightly OT" information.  ESRI has a technical document
discussing web mapping system performance (among other things) of their

Some of the information (network, cpu performance, etc) would apply to
Mapserver configurations as well...

Brent Fraser

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dylan Beaudette" <dylan at IICI.NO-IP.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] slighty OT: new hardware for a mapserver

> On Monday 08 August 2005 09:34 am, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > We are currently in the process of ramping up the scale of a
> > mapserver-based application, and thus in search of some new hardware.
> >
> > So far we have priced out some dual processor systems, with the best
> > from Dell. The machine will be running the UNIX version of mapserver.
> > large quantity of imagery and high density vector files will require a
> > powerful machine in order to keep latency low.
> >
> > Any suggestions or stories about previous purchases (related to a
> > application) would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> Thanks to everyone who responded, I have some good information on which to
> base my purchasing decision on now.
> Cheers!
> -- 
> Dylan Beaudette
> Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
> University of California at Davis
> 530.754.7341

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