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From Juha Laiho <>
Subject Re: Tomcat hardware requirments
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:00:11 GMT
On 04/05/2011 07:46 PM, bfackrell wrote:
> What are the hardware requirements for Tomcat 7?  I looked (Google and on the
> Apache website)
> I’m just finishing a college course that taught Java technologies that
> interact with Tomcat but I want to know more so I’ve decided to try to build
> my own Tomcat server from scrap computer parts that I have.  The first thing
> I need to know is: Will my junk even run Tomcat 7?

The requirements largely come parts other than Tomcat:
- OS
- your application deployed on Tomcat

That being said, if you can get something with 512MB of memory, you're
most probably rather well off. Server startup time will depend on CPU
speed to some extent, but when running, response times should be ok for
running your private application (yes, I consider amount of memory
a more significant restriction than speed of CPU). Even 256MB of
memory could be enough if you trim down the OS side enough (like use
some Linux OS without the graphical user interfaces).

Then of course, if you already have even a somewhat current machine,
there isn't a real need for a separate server. It's commonplace for
developers to run Tomcat on their own workstations.

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