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|Generic||Standard 2-CPU pizza-box||2Gb||3x72Gb disk-drives, 10krpm|
|FAST||Standard 2-CPU pizza-box||2Gb||Disc-cabinet with 10x72Gb disk-drives, 15krpm|
|DB||Standard 2-CPU pizza-box||4 Gb||3x144Gb disk-drives, 10krpm|
The hardware platform must match the following requirements, including "external" services used by SESAT (but not part of SESAT).
|1||Generic||Search portal server running the search-application part of SESAT.||OS: CentOS, RedHat, Debian or other. App-server: Tomcat 5.5. Web-server: Apache2 (not required). SESAT is deployed on Tomcat as one or more .war-files.||Required in all SESAT installations.|
|1||FAST||FAST Search Engine for test indices.||FAST version 4.1 or 5.0, the latter is preferred. Sufficient for 5-10 mill. documents.||Required if not using only external content.|
|1||DB||Database-server for storing and preparing data to be fed to FAST, and also used if installing SESAT ADM||DB: MySql 5.0 or 5.1||Not required if data is fed from the filesystem, for example, or if all data is gathered externally.|
|1||Generic||Application Server for SESAT ADM||OS: CentOS. App-server: JBoss 4.1||Required if installing SESAT ADM.|
|1 or 2||Generic/DB||1 server: Integration server for collecting & washing external content.||Suggestion: Mule (Open Source)||Simple and powerful integration platform. We have no experience with Mule.|
|2 servers: Business Objects Data Integrator.||FAST 5.0 and BODI||Powerful, commercial integration platform, used by Sesam.no.|
The following illustrates a minimal set of hardware for performing PoC-development:
The blue servers are absolutely mandatory, while the yellow servers are optional depending on your requirements.
The main difference between the "minimal" configuration and this configuration is the introduction of more FAST-servers and load-balanced servers for the search front and SESAT ADM servers. It is important to architecturally match the production platform, hence the load-balanced servers. Also, the number of FAST-servers will grow with:
(Use Sesam.no/Sesam.se as example)