I currently have PlanetPress Production running on an intel i7 860 processor with Windows Home Premium operating system. I have a PP process with a PP document where every page has a unique PDF placed on it. The total pages are from 40,000 to 60,000 each run.
If I split it into smaller batches (about 2,000 pages per batch) and run each batch separately (one at a time), it takes about 10 hours and the CPU runs at around 10%.
If I split it into smaller batches and let PP run multi-threaded, I notice that ppalmbic seems to run 8 instances and the cpu stays at 100%, speeding the process up to about 1.45 hours.
I am thinking of building a service with these specs:
AMD Opteron 6272 with 16 cores(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113036
Windows Server 2008 OS 64bit
8gb of ram.
How many instances of ppalambic would a server like this be able to run simultaneuously?