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Hardware Recommendations

Running GeoBlacklight in production has modest hardware requirements. Your local IT system administrators and DevOps personnel will be critical in shaping your deployment environment.

Example Production Environments

B1G/BTAA Geoportal

Currently (9/2022) the B1G/BTAA Geoportal is running on AWS web services in production with these hardware specs:

Solr server

  • 4GB RAM
  • 2 CPU cores
  • Java Xmx configured for 3GB memory
  • OS base disk: small, at least 8GB for Linux but not much more needed
  • Solr data partition: 40GB (in practice, <10GB in use for BTAA)

Web/Rails server

  • 8GB RAM
  • 2 CPU cores
  • OS base disk: at least 20GB for Linux
  • Data partition: 60GB for ample thumbnail caching space
  • Puma Rails server: Recommend 2 workers, 8 threads per worker in this configuration. More threads will necessitate more system memory