Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Message Store Processor Scalability

The Message Store scales well, due to its multiprocess, multithreaded nature. The Message Store actually scales more than linearly from one to four processors. This means that a four processor system will handle more load than a set of four single processor systems. The Message Store also scales fairly linearly from four to 12 processors. From 12 to 16 processors, there is increased capacity but not a linear increase. The vertical scalability of a Message Store is more limited with the use of LMTP although the number of users that can be supported on the same size store system increases dramatically.