System can't take more than 5k req /sec

James Pearson james at
Mon Apr 28 21:09:14 CEST 2014

Excerpts from Jorge's message of 2014-04-26 03:33:24 -0700:
> 5k req/s is very low, I was able to achieve ~12-16k with a vm with 2 cores
> and 8Gb, albeit our hit ratio was higher, around 90% (and it was a stress
> test).

We did some load-testing recently after a French tv special took us down :( ,
and we found that cache misses are *vastly* more expensive, resource-wise, than
cache hits.  I don't recall the numbers, but if I were you I'd focus on upping
the hit rate as much as possible.
 - P
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