On Wed, 30 May 2001, Serge Ayoun wrote:
> Number of robots is determined in the same way as polymix-3, what
> about the servers?
I would set the number of servers to the maximum of these two values:
- minimum number of servers that can support given load
The three servers is a "magic number" that represents a "generally
interesting" configuration. However, since all servers are the same,
the number of servers is not likely to affect performance (as long as
you have enough servers). Thus, you can probably decrease the minimum
number of servers to two or even one without affecting the results. In
other words, if you can spare three servers, do it. If you cannot, use
whatever number you can spare.
The rules are different for load-balancing tests where you want to
make sure that there is something to balance. For example, SrvLB-L7
workload will have 6 servers or more.
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