Date:  06/28/2011 04:34:35 PM Msg ID:  004299
From:  Cory Brasel Thread:  004299
Subject:  buffer memory for channels and RAM
I have been looking through prior postings and etc regarding optimal setups for number of channels /buffer memory and how it relates to actual RAM on the machine and etc...

I read that generally speaking, 3-6 channels per processor is a good target.

I am trying to find what the optimal buffer memory is with respect to how it gets divided among the total channels and how it relates to the actual RAM amount on the server.  We have a 4 CPU 4GB RAM server, we have 2500 in the buffer memory setting.  We migrated an older server to a new box with better CPU and memory, so I am looking to optimaize what we have.  I suspect the we are configured optimaly or have too much than what we really need or can use..

I get 1,466,695,680 for SYS(3050, 1) and 366,739,456 for SYS(3050, 2) when I check the values from VFP outside of Foxweb.

When Foxweb runs, is it changing the SYS(3050) values to the 2500 we have stored in the Foxweb setup?  For "basic" type of processes , what is optimal buffer size for each channel?  How does it realate to the actual amount of RAM on the machine?  I want to change our channels to 12 or so and trying to find good info on the memory and etc.

Any info or previous knowledge would be a great help.  Trying to optimize what we have now and use that knowledge for 11 more servers we are getting ready to replace.  Thanks.