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cpu and memory specification [message #254931] Mon, 30 July 2007 01:51 Go to next message
pooja_g
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Hi,
We are reviewing the hardware specifications for one of our client.If anyone has done the same,then please give your comments regarding the same.I am giving a few details of old setup

Dedicated Database Server Yes
Operating System HP-UX 11.23
Amount of memory configured 24 GB
Paging File 48 GB
Number of CPUs 6


Now we plan to upgrade to 16 cpu's.But is there a way (formulae)to get this detail?

Regards,

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Re: cpu and memory specification [message #255022 is a reply to message #254931] Mon, 30 July 2007 07:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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Contact the HP guys, they should have a system sizing tool that can help with initial sizing.

It might also help to look at the system's utilization - is it memory or CPU bound?
Re: cpu and memory specification [message #255110 is a reply to message #255022] Mon, 30 July 2007 11:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andrew again
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Worth a read to clarify your requirements...

http://oracledoug.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/1302-Oracle-Workload-Metrics.html

icon3.gif  Re: cpu and memory specification [message #255192 is a reply to message #254931] Tue, 31 July 2007 00:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pooja_g
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Thanks Andrew/Frank,
Actually the old setup is for only 500 concurrent users,now the plan is to upgrade to 2000 users.Hence the new hardware/memory upgrade.As the detailed scalability test is not feasible from our end,we are in a fix about the upgrade details.

We have concluded some of them,
6 to 16 cpu's
24 to 36 GB memory
Implement RAC
OS clustering(Is there a requrement of RAC and OS clustering both?)

As we dont have access to this system,it is really difficult to predict based on statspack reports.

Regards,
Re: cpu and memory specification [message #255395 is a reply to message #255192] Tue, 31 July 2007 12:06 Go to previous message
andrew again
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Unless the know the current machine is being fully utilized, the proposed upgrade is nothing more thatn a wild guess. Additionally - it's not usual for an application to scale linearly. Any serialization in the app or IO bottleneck could prevent scalability from being linear.

http://www.hotsos.com/e-library/index.php

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