Help sizing hardware
Hi All -
I'm trying to get an idea of how much CPU/RAM my pfSense box should have in order to support a network environment with an intense mix of gaming/bittorrent (i.e. a huge amount of states). I looked at the WRAP/ALIX boards, but feel that 500MHz/256MB may be inadequate. I'm looking at the Hacom 1GHz/1GB Lex Neo, but the total cost will be close to $600 after RAM, wireless, and HD. Can someone please advise?
Thanks in advance!
GruensFroeschli last edited by
About how many states are you talking?
I'm running a network with a few BT users.
Average about 2k states with peaks around 5k and CPU usage average around 25%, peaks around 40%.
6 Mbit down, 1 Mbit up. Never had any problems with a WRAP (128 MB RAM, 233 Mhz).
in testing I got about 60mbytes/sec through a £250 desktop plus a PCIe intel server gigabit NIC if that is any use to you.
you'll pay a lot more for a low power quiet semi-embedded system than a standard desktop…..