Caching Server Hardware

Posted: August 26, 2013 in Configuration, Installation, Performance
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Several people have asked about the hardware needed for a Caching Server, or more specifically what specs need are required for the virtual machine.  I would typically break a remote office down into a few categories before making a recommendation.

You can classify remote offices in one of three categories (Small, Medium, & Large) based on number of ProjectWise users in that office. The amount of storage however may change from office to office based on the amount of files stored plus the amount of files cached from other offices.  In addition, if you are adding the Point Cloud Streaming to the server you will not want to cut corners as this adds more processing.

Remote Office

Description

Local Users

Processors

RAM

C:\Drive

D:\Drive

Small

PW Caching Server

<30

2

4 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

Medium

PW Caching Server

30 – 60

4

6 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

Large

PW Caching Server

>60

6

8 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

EJA

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Comments
  1. buildbod says:

    Hi Eddie,

    Please excuse the simplistic question: By Local Users do you mean ‘Concurrent Users’ or the ‘Total Number of Users’ with access to ProjectWise?

    Thanks,

    Simon

    • These hardware specs are designed to handle concurrent usage. These are also on the high side of the spectrum for specs but it is usually better to start high than to have an under powered server in the mix.

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