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How well does GF scale?

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How well does GF scale?
I'm considering replacing an old non-SQL based threaded messageboard system with GF; migrating to GF by writing a few scripts to pull the old posts out of the flat-file structures used straight into the GF SQL tables, and likewise for the user records.

The problem: the old board has been around since June 1999, and so far has had 260,191 messages posted across 8 forums. The intention is to run the new system on a quad Pentium-Pro 200MHz/2Mb L2 box with 2Gb of RAM under linux, mod_perl and MySQL 3.23.

Has anyone had any experience of running a GF installation of this size - let alone on a machine of that spec? Can GF readily scale that big? Is there any hope of Search working usably? My real concern is as to how well the system will scale into the future - can I expect anything better (or worse) than performance scaling linearly with size?


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Thread How well does GF scale? Arathorn 1395 Apr 25, 2002, 8:18 PM
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Paul 1305 Apr 26, 2002, 2:39 AM
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Arathorn 1304 Apr 26, 2002, 6:29 AM
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Alex 1283 Apr 26, 2002, 9:09 AM