Thursday, June 24, 2010

8.5.2 Performance as told by a P3 server

Guest Blog by an HP Netserver with dual Pentium3 chips and 1gb RAM.

So there I was enjoying retirement when someone plugs in my power and starts checking my drives. My poor SCSI drives haven't gone for a run in a while, were mirrored but now split up and a whopping 18GB on each too.

Load up Windows 2003 server, I hear my brother in the row above me is getting 2008. My cousin below me is still on Windows 2000, he always was a bit slow on the uptake.

Next thing this guy starts loading this Domino server 8.5.2, some beta code. Like this will be fun, right? Bet it runs with that Firefox stuff he loaded. Remember Netscape? I used to run their web server once upon a time.

So with this he also installs Lotus Notes Traveler! I'm busier than I have been in years. Where am I going I wonder? Maybe that's the new PC Anywhere.

So we get configured, do some setup work and then after a fresh reboot thanks to some OS updates we start up. And wow this moves fast, imagine how it would be if I had 2GB of RAM or 4!

Wait, he left me, ouch, I am getting HTTP requests like mad, seems he is testing me, but I am able to hold my own, that's one huge attachment you sent there.

Just goes to show you, us old timers are real work horses, we don't need those fancy DVD burners or USB adapters to be useful.

So take it from me, if I can run 852 and have it move efficiently imagine how it will run on your network.
Beta code, no guarantee of anything will ship like it sounds. IBM reserves the right to adjust code as they see fit...But it is really efficiently faster than my 851 server.


  1. I am runing my Domino 8.5.2 (final code) on a Celeron 500MHz with 768M memory anda one 30GB IDE drive...
    Sure, it is just a hobby server, not a huge load on it, but it works perfectly fine.

  2. That's what I love about Domino, it just works, no matter what you throw it on. Granted one wouldn't want 500 mail users on a box like yours or mine but for smaller usage or better yet, web usage, it works pretty well.