[p4] Valid idea to increase performance? Project Proxies?

Jeff Desharnais jdesharnais at maddocsoftware.com
Tue Nov 7 14:44:23 PST 2006


Hi,

We have 3-4 projects running currently and they are all large and pretty
long-term.

All 3 projects are running from their own depots on the same Perforce
server.

We are starting to reach some bottlenecks in terms of I/O and general
performance.

My thought process is to set up a proxy server for each project, so each
team has it's own Proxy server and cache to pull from throughout the
day.


The idea:

                |-------------[project 1 proxy]
Main Server ---<|-------------[project 2 proxy]
                |-------------[project 3 proxy]

So we would have the main server that would distribute assets to the
each teams' proxy server and cache up the assets so that each member of
that team can pull from their project's proxy server which will contain
some fast raptor 10krpm drive.

Is this a valid performance-increasing idea and are there any side
effects I may not know about?

Thanks,            
  
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Jeff Desharnais
IT Specialist
Mad Doc Software
100 Burtt Rd., Suite 220
Andover, MA  01810
(978) 409-6272 Ext. 132




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