SystemLink

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Guidelines for speccing a SystemLink Server PC

Solved!
Go to solution

In general terms, which is more important for SystemLink Server: Raw CPU speed or number of cores?

 

The system requirements (https://www.ni.com/pdf/manuals/377243l.html ) talks about cores but not CPU speed, so I presume that cores are more important, meaning that a 2 GHz 20-core server would likely be "better" than a 3+ GHz 4-core server from the same Xeon family -- is this a reasonable thought?

 

For our application, we're looking at 10 nodes with ~500 hundred tags per node. However, the server will also be running SystemLink TDM, and 40% of the tags would be updated at 5 Hz over MQTT.

Certified LabVIEW Developer
0 Kudos
Message 1 of 2
(922 Views)
Solution
Accepted by topic author JKSH

We have lots of micro services that run in parallel for handling multiple tasks, so I would recommend more cores when possible.

 

If you are using any of our services that index large amounts of data like the TDM or Test Module, I would also recommend plenty of RAM (at least 64GB) and a very fast hard drive.

Message 2 of 2
(866 Views)