Friday, December 28, 2001 05:56 AM
Lots of users accessing files simultaneously?
Sounds like a pegged disk I/O subsystem, enough memory for buffers for each file (say, 10k per open file), and a small amount of CPU usage, just to handle the request. If you've got a SCSI disk system, you'll have less CPU than if you have IDE.
There's no better data than empirical data. Why don't you try this out and see what happens?