Processing Node/Nodes

This is the machine that runs the Queue Processors and the processes that they kick off. The minimum configuration lets you run a single Queue Processor.

Minimum System Requirements

Type Requirement
Processor 3.0 GHz single core or 2 GHz dual core
Physical Memory 2 GB
Virtual Memory 1 GB to 3 GB
Hard Disk Drive 1 GB

The minimum system lets you analyze small volumes of sources and use the basic functionality of the tool. To determine the optimal amount of Queue Processors for your Processing node see Choosing the Optimal Amount of Queue Processors. To improve the performance, some of the following upgrades can be used:

  1. Use more CPUs or CPU cores. Enterprise Analyzer scales very well so the performance improvement matches the CPU cores added - verification performance is improved by 90% when CPU cores are doubled. The limit is eight physical cores that exclude hyper threading, with 16 queue processors. Each concurrent Queue Processor instance needs up to an additional 2GB of RAM. Make sure your database server can support the additional Queue Processors, see Database Server.
  2. Use more computers as processing nodes.

Recommended Configuration (66% improved performance of verification)

Type Requirement
Processor 3 GHz quad core CPU
Physical Memory 4 GB
Hard Disk Drive 4 GB
As these processing nodes communicate extensively with the database server, a low-latency network is required between processing node(s) and database server.
Note: For best results, the computers must be on the same local network. You can use a repository server or a database server (or both) as processing nodes, provided that MS Windows is installed.