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FotoWeb server - Hardware requirements

The requirements for running FotoWeb vary depending on user load and the number of assets in the system.

This topic details the server software requirements and outlines some example configurations that may serve as a starting point for choosing hardware.

Hardware requirements - example configurations

Minimum configuration

Medium configuration

Large configuration

One server with FotoWeb and Index Manager

One server w/ FotoWeb and Index Manager

One server w/ FotoWeb and Index Manager

10K – 400K assets

100K – 1M assets

500K – 3M assets

1 – 25 concurrent users

20 – 100 concurrent users

20 – 100 concurrent users

8 cores

12 cores

12 cores

14 GB RAM

28 GB RAM

48 GB RAM

Hardware guiding principles

A guiding principle for the above table is that you determine how many concurrent users there will be on the system and how many assets there will be stored. The greater number controls what you should choose in the table.

For example, a system with one million assets but only five users will require the values specified for the Medium configuration tier above (the number of assets becomes the guide).

In a system with only 10,000 assets and 75 concurrent users, the number of users becomes the guiding factor and also tells you that the medium size configuration will be right.

It is also important to remember that since the software is 64-bit it can process enormously large pictures, which in turn increases the memory requirements.
A guiding principle in this regard is that the processing of a 1 GB image requires 5 GB of available memory, in addition to the requirements stated above.

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